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Urophagia is the consumption of urine. Urine was used in several ancient cultures for various health, healing, and cosmetic purposes – practices which are still used by some today, though there is no health benefit to it. Another reason for urophagia is in attempting survival if no other potable fluid is available, although numerous credible sources (including the US Army Field Manual) advise against it. Also, some people consume urine as a sexual activity.

Biochemical constituents

Some of these are extracted and then purified from urine according to sources.

  1. Urokinase (aka Abbokinase, Actosolv, Breokinase, Ukidan, Uronase, Win-Kinase, Win 22005)
  2. Enterodiol
  3. Kallikrein
  4. Ulinastatin
  5. Riboflavin
  6. Cyclic AMP possibly Bucladesine also.
  7. Epidermal growth factor (Urogastrone)
  8. PGFM (apparently a metabolite of PGF2, PGE2).
  9. Serotonin
  10. Taurine
  11. Uric acid
  12. Allantoin
  13. Treoxytocin (Urofollitropin)
  14. Various steroid, although species, gender and preg distinguishable.
    1. DHEA
    2. Homosterone
    3. Equilin
    4. Oestriol
    5. Oxogestone

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