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Related to urea clearance: urea clearance test
the volume of plasma (or blood) that would be completely cleared of urea by 1 minute's excretion of urine; originally calculated as urine flow multiplied by urine urea concentration divided by concentration of urea in whole blood rather than plasma, representing blood urea clearance rather than plasma urea clearance.
u·rea clear·ance(yūr-ē'ă klēr'ăns)
C with a subscript indicating the substance removed; volume of plasma (or blood) that would be completely cleared of urea by 1 minute's excretion of urine.
the act of clearing; it is a primary pharmacokinetic parameter which describes irreversible removal of a drug from the body by all processes and is made up of renal clearance and metabolic clearance.
the volume of the blood cleared of urea per minute by renal elimination.
see sulfobromophthalein clearance test.
see inulin clearance.
the time required for a drug to be eliminated after administration. Eliminated means to the point where it can no longer be detected. Of most importance in avoiding drug residues in food animals and charges of doping in sports animals.