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  1. Excretion The removal of metabolic waste products from the body

  2. Removal of nitrogenous compounds Deamination Amino acid + oxygen Keto acid + ammonia

  3. Ornithine Cycle 2NH3 + CO2 CO(NH2) + H2O

  4. The liver and detoxification of alcohol Takes place in the hepatocytes Ethanol Ethanal EthanalEthanoate (acetate) Ethanol dehydrogenase NAD Reduced NAD Ethanaldehydrogenase NAD Reduced NAD Combines with co enzyme A and enters Krebs cycle