renal threshold

renal threshold
renal threshold n the concentration level up to which a substance (as glucose) in the blood is prevented from passing through the kidneys into the urine

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the concentration of any of certain substances (threshold substances) in the blood plasma above which the substance is excreted by the kidneys and below which it is not excreted.

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