Nitrogenous Wastes: Definition, Forms & Interrelationships


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What basic process is responsible for creating nitrogenous wastes?

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1. What is the most basic form of nitrogenous waste?

2. Due to the toxicity and requirements to get rid of ammonia, what sort of environment must an organism live in to dispose of nitrogen through ammonia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Questions on these assessments focus on the production and processing of nitrogenous wastes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • The creation of nitrogenous wastes
  • How mammals process nitrogenous waste
  • The most basic form of nitrogenous waste

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the environment an organism must live in to dispose of nitrogen through ammonia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why mammals do not process ammonia the way that reptiles do
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on nitrogenous waste

Additional Learning

Learn more about one of the types of waste by completing the lesson titled Nitrogenous Wastes: Definition, Forms & Interrelationships. The objectives covered include:

  • Review ammonia
  • Know what urea is
  • Explain the difference between urea and uric acid