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Introduction: Urea

Description of Urea

Urea: As a natural compound and the chief solid component of mammalian urine, Carbamide (urea) is formed in the liver from ammonia by amino acid deamination as the principal end product of protein catabolism. Synthesized from ammonia and carbon dioxide, it is used as fertilizer, in animal feed, and in plastics. Intra-amniotic injection of urea is given to cause abortion. (NCI04)
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Urea: CO(NH2)2; compound formed in the liver via the urea cycle and excreted by the kidney; principal end product of protein catabolism.
Source: CRISP

Urea: 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.
Source: MeSH 2007

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