p-aminohippuric acid clearance

[ pē′ə-mē′nō-hə-pyurĭk ]

n.

A test to determine renal plasma flow using p-aminohippuric acid which, if injected intravenously to achieve low plasma concentrations, is almost totally cleared by the kidneys.

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