Urine flow rate
Urine flow rate (or urinary flow rate) is a measure of the quantity of urine excreted in a specified period of time. Common periods of time used include "minute" and "seconds."
The letters "V" (for volume) and "Q" are both used as a symbol for urine flow rate.
Changes in the Urine Flow Rate can be indicative of kidney or other renal disorders. Similarly, by measuring urine flow rate, it is possible to calculate the clearance of metabolites that are used as clinical markers for disease.
- "MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Uroflowmetry". From MedlinePlus, a service by the National Institutes of Health. Updated by: David C. Dugdale. Also reviewed by David Zieve. Update Date: 9/3/2010. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
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