creatinine

noun
cre·​at·​i·​nine | \ krē-ˈa-tə-ˌnēn How to pronounce creatinine (audio) , -ən \

Definition of creatinine

: a white crystalline strongly basic compound C4H7N3O formed from creatine and found especially in muscle, blood, and urine

Examples of creatinine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The last checkup before dialysis showed his creatinine levels had risen to about 8.0. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, 7 May 2021 Blood work before his surgery revealed that his creatinine level was elevated, and he was referred to a kidney doctor. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 May 2021 But Navalny’s doctors said last week that the politician could be near death, as his test results showed sharply elevated levels of potassium, which can bring on cardiac arrest, and heightened creatinine levels that indicated impaired kidneys. Daria Litvinova, chicagotribune.com, 22 Apr. 2021 Navalny is reportedly showing high potassium levels along with high creatinine levels, which suggest his kidneys are damaged, his doctor said. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 Taking note of his high creatinine levels, his doctor told him to go to the emergency room. Tyler Wilkins, ajc, 17 Feb. 2021 Researchers noticed that Black participants had, on average, higher creatinine than white ones. Ashleen Knutsen, Scientific American, 15 Oct. 2020 But instead the study assumed that Black individuals had higher muscle mass, and thus higher creatinine, than white ones. Ashleen Knutsen, Scientific American, 15 Oct. 2020 Black patients’ supposed creatinine levels below what’s actually measured. Sharon Begley, STAT, 17 June 2020

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First Known Use of creatinine

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for creatinine

German Kreatinin, from Kreatin creatine

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10 May 2021

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“Creatinine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creatinine. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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creatinine

noun
cre·​at·​i·​nine | \ krē-ˈat-ᵊn-ˌēn, -ᵊn-ən How to pronounce creatinine (audio) \

Medical Definition of creatinine

: a white crystalline strongly basic compound C4H7N3O formed from creatine and found especially in muscle, blood, and urine

More from Merriam-Webster on creatinine

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about creatinine

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