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Descriptor English: Blood Urea Nitrogen
Descriptor Spanish: Nitrógeno de la Urea Sanguínea
Descriptor Portuguese: Nitrogênio da Ureia Sanguínea
Descriptor French: Azote uréique sanguin
Entry term(s): BUN
Nitrogen, Blood Urea
Urea Nitrogen, Blood
Tree number(s): E01.370.225.124.100.115
E01.370.390.400.100
E05.200.124.100.115
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001806
Scope note: The urea concentration of the blood stated in terms of nitrogen content. Serum (plasma) urea nitrogen is approximately 12% higher than blood urea nitrogen concentration because of the greater protein content of red blood cells. Increases in blood or serum urea nitrogen are referred to as azotemia and may have prerenal, renal, or postrenal causes. (From Saunders Dictionary & Encyclopedia of Laboratory Medicine and Technology, 1984)
Annotation: note category; AZOTEMIA is available for the disease
Public MeSH Note: 67
History Note: 67(64)
DeCS ID: 1834
Unique ID: D001806
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Date Established: 1967/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/22
Blood Urea Nitrogen - Preferred
Concept UI M0002724
Scope note The urea concentration of the blood stated in terms of nitrogen content. Serum (plasma) urea nitrogen is approximately 12% higher than blood urea nitrogen concentration because of the greater protein content of red blood cells. Increases in blood or serum urea nitrogen are referred to as azotemia and may have prerenal, renal, or postrenal causes. (From Saunders Dictionary & Encyclopedia of Laboratory Medicine and Technology, 1984)
Preferred term Blood Urea Nitrogen
Entry term(s) BUN
Nitrogen, Blood Urea
Urea Nitrogen, Blood



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