It is the waste product of creatine, an enzyme found in large amounts throughout the tissues, and mainly excreted in the urine. The parent compound creatine enables the body to use the "blue flame" of anaerobic combustion (as opposed to the yellow flame of oxidation). Elevated creatinine in the blood may be an early symptom of kidney disease.

Herbal-medical glossary. 2015.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Créatinine — Général Nom IUPAC 2 amino 3 méthyl 4H imidazol 5 one No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Creatinine — Créatinine Créatinine Général Nom IUPAC créatinine No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • créatinine — [ kreatinin ] n. f. • 1863; de créatine ♦ Biochim. Anhydride de la créatine, dont la mesure dans l urine est utilisée pour évaluer la fonction rénale. ● créatinine nom féminin Substance azotée provenant de la dégradation de la créatine. (La… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • creatinine — by 1847, from CREATINE (Cf. creatine) + chemical suffix INE (Cf. ine) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • creatinine — [krē at′ə nēn΄, krē at′ənin] n. [Ger kreatinin < kreatin (see CREATINE) + INE3] the anhydride of creatine, C4H7N3O, found in blood, muscle, and esp. urine, where measurement of its excretion is used to evaluate kidney function …   English World dictionary

  • Creatinine — Not to be confused with creatine. Creatinine …   Wikipedia

  • Creatinine — A chemical waste molecule that is generated from muscle metabolism. Creatinine is produced from creatine, a molecule of major importance for energy production in muscles. Approximately 2% of the body s creatine is converted to creatinine every… …   Medical dictionary

  • creatinine — n. a substance derived from creatine and creatine phosphate in muscle. Creatinine is excreted in the urine …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • creatinine — kreatininas statusas T sritis chemija formulė Formulę žr. priede. priedas( ai) Grafinis formatas atitikmenys: angl. creatinine rus. креатинин ryšiai: sinonimas – 1,5 dihidro 2 imino 1 metil 4(4H) imidazolonas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • creatinine — A compound that is excreted from the body in urine. Creatinine levels are measured to monitor kidney function …   English dictionary of cancer terms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”