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What is in urine?

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Urine is 95 percent water, and the remaining 5 percent contains small amounts of the following: uric acid, inorganic ions, carbohydrates, urea, hormones, enzymes, mucin and fatty acids.

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Urine is the pale, yellow liquid result of the kidneys cleaning toxins from your bloodstream. The kidneys filter excess water and water soluble waste into the bladder to be expelled from the body. Though urine contains thousands of chemicals, high concentrations of certain chemicals can indicate a serious condition. The presence of blood or protein, usually not considered waste, can indicate renal failure. Excessive amounts of bacteria are present in urine when there is a urinary tract infection. Color changes in urine can indicate dehydration or even kidney dysfunction.

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