The Secret Ingredient in Ruminant Spit

The Secret Ingredient in Ruminant Spit

Every day, humans literally flush a valuable resource down the toilet: nitrogen. But there are some animals that have figured out a way to recycle the extra nitrogen in their bodies by moving it not to their livers, but to their mouths!

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Sources:
Physiology of Urea cycle
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK513323/
Biochemistry, Ammonia
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK541039/
One intro line about Urea
https://scholars.lib.ntu.edu.tw/bitstream/123456789/65618/1/137.pdf
Urea metabolism and recycling in ruminants
https://biomedres.us/pdfs/BJSTR.MS.ID.003401.pdf