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How much more Toxic is Ammonia than Urea?

I learned in high school that the urea cycle turns the ammonia into urea because ammonia is significantly more toxic than urea. A quick internet search confirms this (1, 2). I started to wonder ...
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What blood tests are worth doing for a healthy 30-year-old male?

The patient is a 30-year-old male who seems healthy. The patient has to do a blood test for some administrative forms (namely, proof of immunity to rubella and varicella), and wonder what else could ...
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Is drinking 'radioactive carbon-14' safe?

How safe is drinking radioactive carbon-14 during urea breath test?