TITLE

urea cycle

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2268
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "urea cycle" is presented. It refers to the complex cyclic chemical reactions in some ureotelic animals, including humans, that produce urea from the metabolism of nitrogen-containing foods. This cycle provides a method of excreting the nitrogen produced by the metabolism of amino acids as urea.
ACCESSION #
21250008

 

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