Elimination - Uranium (U)

  • The elimination of U is influenced by its chemical species.

  • Uranyl-bicarbonate and uranyl-citrate complexes are ultrafiltrable in blood, therefore cleared by the glomeruli. Their clearance in animals is 5 to 10 plasma volumes daily, in contrast to the low clearance of U(IV) because it is mostly protein bound (Neuman, 1949; Cooper et al., 1982).

  • Excretion of the less soluble U(IV) is less than U(VI) (10 and 50% in 24 hours, respectively) (Voegtlin and Hodge, 1953).

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Comments to Robert Yokel, Ph.D., Last Modified: October 07, 2008
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