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Term:plasma urea nitrogen level
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Definition:The level of urea in terms of nitrogen content measured in a specific volume of plasma, the fibrinogen-containing fluid portion of the blood in which the particulate components are suspended.The plasma urea nitrogen level is converted to urea concentration by multiplying by 60/28 or 2.14. Urea is the chief nitrogenous end product of protein metabolism in whole blood. Urea is formed in the liver from amino acids and from ammonia compounds and can be found in urine, blood, and lymph.
Synonyms:broad_synonym: BUN level

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Rf62 Renal function QTL 62 IDA RGD PMID:24192394 RGD:8552897 NCBI chr 4:34,430,119...44,463,908 JBrowse link
Q Rf63 Renal function QTL 63 IDA RGD PMID:24192394 RGD:8552897 NCBI chr13:69,060,519...77,046,890 JBrowse link

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