Creatinine

Creatinine (from the Greek κρέας, flesh, pronounced, krē-'a-tə-nēn, -ən cre·at·i·nine) is a break-down product of creatine phosphate in muscle, and is usually produced at a fairly constant rate by the body (depending on muscle mass).

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Creatinine Deaminase
... In enzymology, a creatinine deaminase (EC 3.5.4.21) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction creatinine + H2O N-methylhydantoin + NH3 Thus, the two substrates of this ... systematic name of this enzyme class is creatinine iminohydrolase ... Other names in common use include creatinine hydrolase, and creatinine desiminase ...
Contrast-induced Nephropathy - N-acetylcysteine
... (NAC) 600 mg orally twice a day, on the day before and of the procedure if creatinine clearance is estimated to be less than 60 mL/min ) may reduce nephropathy ... of NAC may be due to its interference with the creatinine laboratory test itself ... This is supported by a lack of correlation between creatinine levels and cystatin C levels ...
Baseline (medicine)
... Whereas if a patient with kidney failure (whose creatinine is usually 3.0 mg/dL) suddenly has a creatinine of 5.0 mg/dL, then his creatinine is out of his normal ... normal no longer applies because he will never again be able to obtain an absolutely normal creatinine level (0.5-1.2 mg/dL) with kidneys that no longer function properly ...
Creatinine - Chemistry
... In chemical terms, creatinine is a spontaneously formed cyclic derivative of creatine ... Several tautomers of creatinine exist ordered by contribution, they are 2-Amino-1-methyl-1H-imidazol-4-ol (or 2-amino-1-methylimidazol-4-ol) 2-Amino-1 ...
Cimetidine - Adverse Effects and Interactions
... Cimetidine is a potent inhibitor of tubular creatinine secretion ... Creatinine is a metabolic byproduct of creatinine breakdown ... Accumulation of creatinine is associated with uremia ...