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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Plasma exogenous creatinine clearance test in dogs: comparison with other methods and proposed limited sampling strategy.
Creatinine clearance test. This entails collecting a 24-hour urine specimen and then taking a blood draw.
"I say, treat the patient, not the serum level." If someone is doing well on a serum lithium level of 0.3mEq/L, "I would not increase the level." 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.