Fundamentals of Biochemistry: Life at the Molecular Level 5th Edition

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1118918401
ISBN 13: 978-1-11891-840-1

Chapter 2 - Water - Exercises - Page 40: 26


Ammonia is toxic and is thus not stored in the body.

Work Step by Step

Ammonia is converted to urea in the liver by the urea cycle. $NH_{3}$ combines with CO$_{2}$ in the liver. Urea can now freely transport out of the body through the help of urea-transporter 2 and exits out through the collecting ducts.
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