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urinalysis

[yoo r-uh-nal-uh-sis]
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noun, plural u·ri·nal·y·ses [yoo r-uh-nal-uh-seez] /ˌyʊər əˈnæl əˌsiz/.
  1. 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.
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Origin of urinalysis

First recorded in 1885–90; urine + (an)alysis
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  • (a) Outline tests used in urinalysis; state when they are used.

    Dietetics for Nurses

    Fairfax T. Proudfit

  • In hospitals, the urinalysis is made as a routine procedure.

    Dietetics for Nurses

    Fairfax T. Proudfit

  • However careful a urinalysis may be, there is no assurance that one can predict the pathologic state of the kidney.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield


British Dictionary definitions for urinalysis

urinalysis

uranalysis

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
  1. 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

1889, from urine + analysis.

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urinalysis in Medicine

urinalysis

(yur′ə-nălĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. u•ri•nal•y•ses (-sēz′)
  1. Laboratory analysis of urine, used to help diagnose disease or detect a specific substance.
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urinalysis in Science

urinalysis

[yur′ə-nălĭ-sĭs]
  1. 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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