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What Happens in the Ornithine Cycle?

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When a cell metabolically breaks down amino acids, the byproduct is ammonia, a toxic compound. There are three ways of dealing with excess ammonia in eukaryotic systems. The first is to excrete ammonia, a tactic used mainly by fish and other aquatic
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( ′ör·nə′thīn ′sī·kəl ) (biochemistry) A sequence of cyclic reactions in which potentially toxic products of protein catabolism
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