A 40-year-old member asked:
can you tell me how is urates different from urea or uric acid?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Differences: Uric acid is an almost insoluble compound that is a breakdown product of nitrogenous metabolism. Urates are a salt or ester of uric acid. Urea is a colorless crystalline compound that is the main nitrogenous breakdown product of protein and is excreted in urine. I hope that satisfies your curiosity.
3972 viewsAnswered Jun 16, 2018
A 23-year-old female asked:
What is the difference between urea and uric acid?
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Cardiology 44 years experience
Sound alike but not: Although the names are similar, they're entirely different. Urea is a waste product in your urine. Uric acid is a metabolite of proteins and, when deposited in joints, is the cause of Gout.
2780 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 16, 2018
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