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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.
The association between 24-hour urinary excretion of sodium and potassium and the composite end point of death and major cardiovascular events was examined in a prospective cohort study of 101,945 individuals (aged 35-70 years) in 17 countries.
In a recent study completed by researchers at the University of Illinois, growing pigs that were fed diets supplemented with chelated trace minerals showed increased digestibility and reduced fecal excretion of trace minerals and phosphorus compared with pigs fed diets containing inorganic minerals.
Urinary sodium and potassium levels were used as surrogates for dietary intake of these elements, and these excretion levels were correlated with the participants' blood pressure levels, said Andrew Mente, Ph.
Graded amounts of Lactase N produced, at best, a 53% relative reduction in breath hydrogen excretion, whereas quantitative elimination of excess hydrogen excretion was produced by 1 and 1.
In order to try to assess magnesium absorption as opposed to intake or circulating levels which may have been released from tissue stores, researchers in this study measured urinary excretion of the mineral.
A recent animal study in rats found that regular vitamin E alpha-to-copherol intake does not deplete tocotrienols and gamma-tocopherol levels in various tissues, nor does it increase the excretion of their metabolites into urine.
A major aim of the study by Saydah and coworkers (1) described in this issue of Clinical Chemistry was to evaluate the prevalence of albuminuria in adults participating in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010 as an estimate of the prevalence of increased urinary albumin excretion in the US population.
This can lead to an oversupply of CP in pig diets and may result in unnecessary excretion of nitrogen (N) to the environment.
Work package 1 involves a systematic literature review which will collate information in the open and grey literature on the effect of nutrition, gut characteristics and host genetics on feed use efficiency, nutrient utilization, greenhouse gas emissions, nitrogen and phosphorus excretion in pigs and poultry.
In the last couple of decades, evidence of renal tubular damage, based on increased excretion of low molecular weight (LMW) proteins, has been reported in association with lower levels of Cd exposure in the general population [Akesson et al.
Femininity seems to be incompatible with excretion in a way that masculinity is not," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Haslam as saying.