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Definition of «Urine pH»

Urine pH: A measure of the acidity or alkalinity of urine.

The pH of any fluid is the measure of the hydrogen ion (H-) concentration. A pH of 7 is neutral. The lower the pH, the more acidic the urine.

A variety of factors affect urine pH including what is ingested, vomiting, diarrhea, lung function, hormone function, kidney function, and urinary tract infection.

Checking the urine pH is a part of the routine urinalysis )urine examination).

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