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Urea

urea (Science: biochemistry) The final nitrogenous excretion product of many organisms. The chief solid component of... Read More

Urea clearance test

urea clearance test A test of renal function based on urea... Read More

Alanine

What is alanine? Alanine is a non-essential amino acid. There are two types of amino acids for mammals namely essential and... Read More

Inorganic compound

Inorganic Compound Definition An inorganic compound is a chemical compound lacking both carbon-carbon (C-C) and... Read More

Hyperosmotic

Hyperosmotic Definition What is hyperosmotic? The word hyperosmotic is derived from two Greek words: 'hyper', meaning... Read More

Uric acid

uric acid (Science: biochemistry) The final product of nitrogenous excretion in animals that require to conserve water, such... Read More

Organic compound

Organic Compound Definition An organic compound is a compound that, in general, contains carbon covalently bound to other... Read More

Catabolism

Catabolism Definition Catabolism is the branch of the metabolic process that breaks down complex, big molecules into... Read More

Process

Process Definition What is a process? In biology, a process (plural: processes) means any of the various biological... Read More

Diuresis

Diuresis is the increased secretion of urine. It may also be defined as the physiologic process involved in the excessive... Read More

Protein Activity and Cellular Metabolism

Protein Binding Sites The ability of various molecules and ions to bind to specific sites on the protein surface forms the... Read More

Nucleobase

Definition noun plural: nucleobases (biochemistry) The base in the nucleic acid, e.g. purines and pyrimidines Details ... Read More

Body fluid

Body Fluids Definition What is body fluid? Literally, body fluid is the fluid of the body. The adult human body is ~50-60%... Read More

Giemsa banding

Definition noun (cytogenetics) A chromosome staining technique that employs Giemsa stain in order to produce a... Read More

Coenzyme

Enzymes can break down complicated large molecules into simpler smaller ones, they can combine small molecules or atoms to... Read More

Convoluted

The word convoluted is often used to describe different things, especially structures or components, that have overlapped.... Read More

Uracil

Definition noun plural: uracils u·ra·cil, ˈjʊərəsɪl (biochemistry) A pyrimidine nucleobase in RNA that... Read More

Urinary system

Definition noun The organ system concerned with the production and excretion of urine Supplement An organ system, (sometimes... Read More

Ure

ure 1. (Science: zoology) The urus. 2. (Science: prefix) Relating to urea or to urine. Origin: G. Ouron,... Read More

Amniotic fluid

Definition noun The protective fluid surrounding the developing fetus within the amniotic sac of a pregnant... Read More

Aspartate

Aspartate (Science: amino acid) a nonessential amino acid that plays a critical part of the enzyme in the liver that... Read More

Perspiration

Definition noun (1) The act or the process of producing and excreting a watery, saline fluid that evaporates from the... Read More

Nitrogen

Definition noun plural: nitrogens ni·tro·gen, ˈnɐɪtʰɹədʒən (biochemistry) A colorless, odorless, gaseous... Read More

Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions

Renal Functions Kidneys remove/add substances from/to the plasma. Regulate water concentration, inorganic ion... Read More