Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Ammonia is a pungent smelling, colourless gas. It is composed of one nitrogen and three hydrogen atoms. Ammonia is used in the treatment of hepatopathies, chemotherapy, congenital metabolic disorders and valproate therapy.

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Standard value: in plasma and serum: in men the standard value is up to 94 ug/dl, in women it is between up to 82 ug/dl and 55,3 µmol/l in men and up to 48,2 µmol/l in women

Pathologically increased: in hepatic coma due to liver failure of different genesis, high-dose chemotherapy, Reye's syndrome, multiple myeloma, portocaval anastomoses, valproate therapy, various hyperammonemias, urinary tract infections, terminal liver cirrhosis.


Last updated on: 29.10.2020