What makes urine hypertonic?

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More concentrated urine i.e. less water. This is caused by Increased ADH (anti-diuretic hormone) levels which cause more reabsorption in the kidney.

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salts and urea are two solutes that make urine hypertonic

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It depends. If the body is dehydrated, it will produce highly concentrated (hypertonic) urine in order to conserve water from the blood stream. If your blood is hypotonic (contains excess water), then the kidneys will release hypotonic urine, to reduce the amount of water in the blood. Therefore, if you are dehydrated, the urine is considered hypertonic to the blood. If not, the urine is hypotonic to the blood.

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