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Activity Discussion Science & Technology Why is urine yellow? Reply To: Why is urine yellow?

  • Manpreet

    May 26, 2021 at 2:13 pm
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    · Urine is the by-product excreted by the kidneys.

    · It gets transported from the kidneys to the urinary bladder through ureters

    · The urinary bladder opens into urethra through which urine gets excreted out of the body

    · The size of the urethra in males and females are different

    · Females have a much shorter urethra as compared to the males

    Urine is composed of-

    · metabolic wastes of the body

    · urea

    · nitrogenous substances

    · other waste products excreted by the kidneys

    · certain ions – Na, K

    · wastes of medicines

    · creatinine

    Due to these compounds and presence of urochrome, a urine appears yellow in color.

    The color also depends on the intake of certain products –

    · A person under severe medications might excrete out a urine with darker yellow color

    · The color might appear a little pale if a lot of beverages has been taken

    · It may give a blood discharge – a medical condition known as hematuria

    · Glucose might get excreted out in urine – a medical condition known as glycosuria

    This was the composition of urine and the reason behnd its yellow color.

    I hope this helps!!

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