A 32-year-old member asked:
Is bun and the urea nitrogen result in cmp the same thing?
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Dr. Joshua Battanswered
Emergency Medicine 11 years experience
Yes: BUN = blood urea nitrogen.
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Dr. Chakshu Guptaanswered
Pathology 25 years experience
Kidney function: The blood urea nitrogen (BUN) or simply urea nitrogen is used to assess kidney function. High values are seen in kidney damage, heart failure, bleeding, medicines, dehydration. Low levels are seen in low protein diets, liver damage, malnutrition among other causes.
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Dr. Ed Friedlanderanswered
Pathology 46 years experience
Yes: BUN is blood urea nitrogen. I've had to correct the rare medical student who says "the patient's BUN was abnormal", because it could be confused with their backside and cause misunderstanding or worse.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Is bun and urea nitrogen the same thing?
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Dr. Tamanna Naharanswered
Specializes in Cardiology
BUN: BUN - blood urea nitrogen.
4.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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