The excess amines must be secreted this is why people

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Unformatted text preview: verted into fatty acids and stored as fat. The excess amines must be secreted. This is why people with kidney problems must go on a low protein diet, and diets excessively high in protein can damage the kidneys. Common misconceptions: • Common folklore states that sweat glands in the skin get rid of wastes from the body. Sweat, however, is involved in evaporative cooling, not in waste removal. The belief may have come from observations on fever patients. People noticed that when the fever “broke,” the patient sweated. They believed that the patient was sweating out whatever toxic material had caused the fever, when in fact the body was simply cooling itself down because the underlying...
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This document was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course BIOLOGY 103 at Western Oregon University.

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