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Association of plasma and urine metals levels with kidney function: A population-based cross-sectional study in China.

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Summary of "Association of plasma and urine metals levels with kidney function: A population-based cross-sectional study in China."

Although environmental exposure to multiple metals is common, epidemiological studies on the associations of exposure to 23 metals with kidney function have not been analyzed. We aimed to investigate the associations of 23 metals levels with renal function.

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Name: Chemosphere
ISSN: 1879-1298
Pages: 321-328

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The amount of PLASMA flowing to the parts of the KIDNEY that function in the production of urine. It is the amount of plasma perfusing the KIDNEY TUBULES per unit time, generally measured by P-AMINOHIPPURATE clearance. It should be differentiated from RENAL PLASMA FLOW which is approximately 10% greater than the effective renal plasma flow.

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The ability of the kidney to excrete in the urine high concentrations of solutes from the blood plasma.

Inflammation of the KIDNEY PELVIS and KIDNEY CALICES where urine is collected before discharge, but does not involve the renal parenchyma (the NEPHRONS) where urine is processed.

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