Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Friedrich Wöhler

  • Friedrich Wöhler (1800–1882)

    Stamp commemorating the hundredth death anniversary of Friedrich Wöhler. Via Wikimedia. Fair use. When the proteins of the human body are broken down to their constituent amino acids, they are converted to ammonia (NH3), which, being toxic, is metabolized in the liver to urea. As the main nitrogenous end product of proteins, urea is found…