Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 51 - Salt and Water Balance and Nitrogen Excretion - 51.2 - Animals Excrete Nitrogen as Ammonia, Urea, or Uric Acid - 51.2 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1097: 2


As the most concentrated nitrogenous waste, uric acid is released by uricotelic animals in arid climates to minimize water loss. Uric acid is insoluble in water and is therefore released as a colloidal substance.

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