emunctory


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e·munc·to·ry

 (ĭ-mŭngk′tə-rē)
adj.
Serving to carry waste out of the body; excretory.
n. pl. e·munc·to·ries
An organ or duct that removes or carries waste from the body.

[Middle English emunctorie, from Medieval Latin ēmunctōrius, from Latin ēmunctus, past participle of ēmungere, to blow one's nose : ē-, ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + mungere, to blow one's nose.]
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emunctory

(ɪˈmʌŋktərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
(Physiology) of or relating to a bodily organ or duct having an excretory function
n, pl -ries
(Physiology) an excretory organ or duct, such as a skin pore
[C16: from New Latin ēmunctōrium, from Latin ēmungere to wipe clean, from mungere to wipe]
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Regarding the emunctory organs, liver showed the highest accumulation (14.57 [+ or -] 0.20% ID/g), followed by the kidneys (2.67 [+ or -] 0.24% ID/g).
The metabolites resulting from the demolition by oxide reductases are probably more lipophilic than they were before, and, therefore, potentially resorbable by the kidney emunctory. At this point Phase II enzymes take over and combine the metabolite resulting from the action of Phase I oxide reductases with a highly hydrophilic compound (e.g., glucuronic acid) to facilitate its elimination through urine [83].
Due to the fact that ALP activity is rapidly cleared by the renal emunctory, it possesses scarce diagnostic value to reveals colestasis in domestic felines (5).