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nonprotein nitrogen

nonprotein nitrogen in Medicine

nonprotein nitrogen non·pro·tein nitrogen (nŏn-prō'tēn', -tē-ĭn)

Abbr. NPN The nitrogen content of substances other than protein in blood, tissues, and waste materials.

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  • The determination of the nonprotein nitrogen or the creatinin in the blood also reveals the functional capacity of the kidneys.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

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