LP14288-2     Urea

DESCRIPTION
  Part: Urea
  Description: Urea, also called carbamide, is an organic chemical compound involved in the metabolism of nitrogen-containing compounds and in the re-absorption of water and critical ions from excreted urine, an important mechanism in prevention of water loss and maintaining blood pressure. Urea levels are measured to diagnose conditions that affect the kidneys, such as acute kidney failure or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and the urine urea nitrogen (UUN) tests may be used to determine how well a patient's kidneys are functioning. Increased or decreased levels of urea may also suggest dehydration or increased protein intake.
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  Part: Urea
  Description: A compound formed in the liver from ammonia produced by the deamination of amino acids. It is the principal end product of protein catabolism and constitutes about one half of the total urinary solids.
 
 

BASIC PART PROPERTIES
  Type: COMPONENT
  Status: ACTIVE
  Molecular Wt: 60.056 g/mol
  Created On: 5/4/2000

RELATED CODES
Code System Code Code Text Code Version
   http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov   1176   Urea   

LANGUAGE VARIANTS
 
  Chinese (CHINA)  (From: Lin Zhang, A LOINC volunteer from China)   SYNONYMS
  尿素     CO(NH2)2;碳酰二胺;脲
 
  Dutch (NETHERLANDS)  (From: NVKC, Dutch Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, The Netherlands)    
  ureum      
 
  Estonian (ESTONIA)  (From: Estonian E-Health Foundation)    
  Uurea      
 
  French (BELGIUM)  (From: Jean M. Prevost, MD, Biopathology)    
  Urée      
 
  French (CANADA)  (From: Canada Health Infoway Inc.)    
  Urée      
 
  Italian (ITALY)  (From: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)    
  Urea      
 
  Russian (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)  (From: Yaroslavl State Medical Academy)    
  Мочевина      
 
  Spanish (SPAIN)  (From: the Clinical Laboratory Committee of SERVICIO EXTREMEÑO DE SALUD, with the support of BITAC MAP.)    
  Urea      
 
  Turkish (TURKEY)  (From: LOINC Turkish Translation Group and the Turkish Ministry of Health)    
  Üre      

INTERNAL FIELDS
  Detail Page Created On: 6/20/2019 9:28:00 AM
  Display name: Urea
  Preferred Abbreviation: Urea