- Medicine/Medical. an examination of the urine to determine the general health of the body and, specifically, kidney function, usually including measurement of pH, tests for protein, glucose, ketones, and blood, and microscopic evaluation of sediment obtained by centrifugation.
Origin of urinalysis
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Ten percent of troops in each unit are selected at random, once a month, for a urinalysis.The Taliban's Heroin Ploy
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(a) Outline tests used in urinalysis; state when they are used.
In hospitals, the urinalysis is made as a routine procedure.
However careful a urinalysis may be, there is no assurance that one can predict the pathologic state of the kidney.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
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- med analysis of the urine to test for the presence of disease by the presence of protein, glucose, ketones, cells, etc
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Word Origin and History for urinalysis
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- Laboratory analysis of urine, used to help diagnose disease or detect a specific substance.
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- Laboratory analysis of urine, used to aid in the diagnosis of disease or to detect the presence of a specific substance, such as an illegal drug.
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