urea nitrogen


urea nitrogen
the urea concentration of blood or serum stated in terms of nitrogen content; converted to urea concentration by multiplying by 60/28 or 2.14. The serum or plasma urea nitrogen is traditionally referred to as blood urea nitrogen (BUN).

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