- 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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- med analysis of the urine to test for the presence of disease by the presence of protein, glucose, ketones, cells, etc
Word Origin and History for urinalyses
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- Laboratory analysis of urine, used to help diagnose disease or detect a specific substance.
- 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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