Urinary suppression is a medical condition in which urine production by the kidneys abruptly declines. This condition in where urine production and excretion is less than 500 ml in a 24-hour period is also known as oligu... More »

Antidiuretic hormone, typically called ADH, reduces the amount of urine production and can also release water from the kidneys back into the circulatory system. Osmoreceptors, a type of sensory neuron, measure the concen... More »

The odor of urine is connected to the volume and concentration of numerous substances excreted from the kidneys, claims Mayo Clinic. Urine that has a high water content has little odor, while urine concentrated with wast... More »

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