Acid and base excretion: assessment and relationships to diet and urine composition

Burton, R.F. (1980) Acid and base excretion: assessment and relationships to diet and urine composition. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Physiology, 66(3), pp. 371-375. (doi:10.1016/0300-9629(80)90182-6)

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Abstract

1. Six definitions of urinary titratable acidity (TA) are compared. 2. Errors in the measurement of TA are discussed. 3. The influence of diet on urine composition is treated in terms of titratable ash acidity. For urine this may be calculated either from elemental composition or from TA and the concentrations of ammonia, organic ions and organic sulphur and phosphorus. 4. The roles of individual urinary components in the responses of different animals to acid-base disturbances are exemplified. In particular the role in acid-base balance of excreted or stored urate is discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Burton, Dr Richard
Authors: Burton, R.F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Journal Name:Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Physiology
Publisher:Pergamon Press
ISSN:0300-9629

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