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creatinine

[‚krē′at·ən‚ēn]
(biochemistry)
C4H7ON3 A compound present in urine, blood, and muscle that is formed from the dehydration of creatine.
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Plasma exogenous creatinine clearance test in dogs: comparison with other methods and proposed limited sampling strategy.
The creatinine clearance test results help determine the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), a standard used to measure kidney function.
Monitoring kidney function every 6 months and getting a 24-hour creatinine clearance test annually are essential to identify the 20% of patients on long-term lithium who develop "creatinine creep"--a gradual worsening of kidney function.