Creatinine



[kree-at-n-een, -in] /kriˈæt nˌin, -ɪn/

noun, Biochemistry.
1.
a crystalline end product of creatine metabolism, C 4 H 7 N 3 O, occurring in urine, muscle, and blood.
/kriːˈætəˌniːn/
noun
1.
an anhydride of creatine that is abundant in muscle and excreted in the urine
n.

by 1847, from creatine + chemical suffix -ine (2).

creatinine cre·at·i·nine (krē-āt’n-ēn’, -ĭn)
n.
A creatine anhydride formed by the metabolism of creatine and found in muscle tissue and blood and normally excreted in the urine as metabolic waste.
creatinine
(krē-āt’n-ēn’, -ĭn)
A compound formed by the metabolism of creatine, found in muscle tissue and blood and normally excreted in the urine as a metabolic waste. Measurement of creatinine levels in the blood is used to evaluate kidney function. Chemical formula: C4H7N3O.

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