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Urea

Similar term(s): carbamide.

Definition:

Organic compound of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen highly soluble in water.

In mammals, urea is also a waste product of digested protein normally filtered out by the kidneys and excreted from the body in urine.

The main commercial use of urea is as a fertilizer but it has many other industrial uses. For instance, it can serve as the raw material for the manufacture of other chemicals, and as an ingredient in cosmetics.

Source: GreenFacts

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Chemical formula of urea
Chemical formula of urea

Source: Wikimedia Commons Urea 

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GreenFacts Summary on Tooth Whiteners & Oral Hygiene Products containing hydrogen peroxide

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Harnstoff
Español: Urea
Français: Urée
Nederlands: Ureum

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