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Becher's figure

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A figure describing kidney function

Description

A figure describing kidney function. The total of the last digits of the specific weight of the urine and the first digit of the quantity. For instance: Quantity is 900 with a specific weight of 1,015 = 9 + 15 = 24 as an expression of the kidney function. Normal value is 30. Values lower than 22 indicate reduced kidney function. Determined by the quantity over a period of 24 hours.

Bibliography

  • E. F. Becher:
    Nierenkrankheiten. 2 volumes; Jena 1944/1947. Volume 2.

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