Animal Excretion Mechanisms

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Which nitrogenous waste is the most toxic form excreted by animals?

Ammonia

Which nitrogenous waste requires the least amount of water for its elimination?

Uric acid

Which of the following is NOT a major form of nitrogenous waste excreted by animals?

Phosphate

Which form of nitrogenous waste has to be partially or totally removed from animals?

Uric acid

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Nitrogenous Waste in Animals

  • The most toxic form of nitrogenous waste excreted by animals is ammonia.
  • Urea is the type of nitrogenous waste that requires the least amount of water for its elimination.
  • Uric acid is NOT a major form of nitrogenous waste excreted by all animals (although it is excreted by some, such as birds and reptiles).
  • Ammonia has to be partially or totally removed from animals because of its toxicity.

Learn about the elimination mechanisms of nitrogenous wastes like ammonia, urea, and uric acid in animals. Explore how these substances are removed from the body through metabolic activities or other means.

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