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ex·cre·tion

 (ĭk-skrē′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of discharging waste matter from the blood, tissues, or organs.
2. The matter, such as urine or sweat, that is so excreted.

ex•cre•tion

(ɪkˈskri ʃən)

n.
1. the act of excreting.
2. a substance excreted, as urine or sweat, or certain plant products.
[1595–1605]

ex·cre·tion

(ĭk-skrē′shən)
The elimination by an organism of waste products, such as carbon dioxide and urea, resulting from metabolic processes. Higher animals have specific organs of excretion, such as the lungs and kidneys. In plants and many lower organisms, waste is eliminated by diffusion to the outside environment.

excrete verb

excretion

the natural process of eliminating bodily wastes in the feces and urine.
See also: Bodily Functions

excretion

1. The removal of the waste products of cell metabolism.
2. The removal of feces, urine, and other wastes from the body via the colon, kidneys, lungs, or skin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.excretion - the bodily process of discharging waste matterexcretion - the bodily process of discharging waste matter
defecation, laxation, shitting - the elimination of fecal waste through the anus
expelling, discharge, emission - any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus"
incontinence, incontinency - involuntary urination or defecation
micturition, urination - the discharge of urine
2.excretion - waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the bodyexcretion - waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
faecal matter, faeces, fecal matter, feces, ordure, BM, dejection, stool - solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
fecula - excreta (especially of insects)
wormcast - cylindrical mass of earth voided by a burrowing earthworm or lugworm
human waste - the body wastes of human beings
pee, piddle, piss, urine, weewee, water - liquid excretory product; "there was blood in his urine"; "the child had to make water"
barf, vomit, vomitus, puke - the matter ejected in vomiting
waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product - any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; "they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
guano - the excrement of sea birds; used as fertilizer

excretion

noun
The act or process of discharging bodily wastes or foreign substances:
Medicine: catharsis.
Translations
إخْراج، إبْراز غائِط
sekretionudskillelse
kiválasztódás
úrgangsefni
boşaltmaçıkarma

excretion

[eksˈkriːʃən] N (= act) → excreción f; (= substance) → excremento m

excretion

[ɪkˈskriːʃən] n [faeces, urine, sweat] → excrétion f; [drug] → excrétion f

excretion

n (= act)Ausscheidung f, → Exkretion f; (= substance)Exkret nt

excretion

[ɪksˈkriːʃn] n (frm) → escrezione f

excrete

(ikˈskriːt) verb
to discharge (waste matter) from the body.
exˈcretion (-ʃən) noun

ex·cre·tion

n. excreción, expulsión de lo secretado.
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Natural selection will produce nothing in one species for the exclusive good or injury of another; though it may well produce parts, organs, and excretions highly useful or even indispensable, or highly injurious to another species, but in all cases at the same time useful to the owner.
A study by US researchers showed that patients with the lowest levels of urine ammonium excretion had a 46 per cent higher risk of dying or needing dialysis, and those with intermediate levels had a 14 per cent higher risk, irrespective of serum bicarbonate concentration.
Patients with relatively preserved renal function were enrolled to allow for measurement of urinary oxalate excretion as a marker for hepatic oxalate production.
The relationship between hypercalciuria and metabolic acidosis is further confirmed by population studies, in which urinary calcium excretion is lower when the urine is more alkaline, whereas more acidic urine is associated with higher urinary calcium.
Delayed excretion of MTX can lead to serious adverse reactions that may result in treatment cessation, irreversible organ damage, and death.
The objective of this study was to determine the urinary excretion of zinc, chromium, cobalt and manganese in healthy adults.
Objectives: To determine the accuracy of first morning void urine specimen for Albumin to Creatinine Ratio (ACR) comparing with 24-hour urinary albumin excretion in detecting microalbuminuria in type 2 diabetics.
After their participation in the 2012 TACT study, Universal Arts Compounding Pharmacy was once again chosen to supply the necessary medications for the subsequent Enhanced Vasculotoxic Metal Excretion in Post-MI Patients after Edetate Disodium Therapy study[2].
A Magnesium deficiency is actually quite rare in healthy people, since the mineral is abundant in both plant and animal-based foods, and the kidneys limit its excretion if levels fall too low.