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agglutination the aggregation or uniting of separate particles into clumps or masses.
bilirubinuria the presence of bilirubin in the urine.
bladder catheterization the passing of a sterile catheter throught the urethra and into the bladder to remove urine.
glycosuria the process of glucose in the urine.
ketonuria the presence of ketone bodies in the urine.
micturition the act of voiding urine.
nephron the functional unit of the kidney
oliguria decreased or scanty output of urine.
pH the unit that describes the acidity or alkalinity of a solution.
polyuria increased output of urine
refractometer (clinical) an insturment used to measure the refractive index of urine, which is an indirect measurement of the specific gravity of urine.
renal threshold the concentration at which a substance in the blood that is no normally excreted by the kidneys begins to appear in the urine.
specific gravity the weight of a substance compared with the weight of an equal volume of a substance known as the standard.
supernation the clear liquid that remain at the top after a precipitat settles.
suprapublic aspiration the passing of a sterile needle through the abdominal wall into the bladder to remove urine.
urinalysis the physical, chemical, and microscopic analysis of urine.
void to empty the bladder
refractometer index the ratio of the velocity of light in air to the velocity of light in a solution
ketosis an accumulation of large amounts of ketone bodiesin the tissue and bodie fluids
proteinuria the presence of protein in the urine.
Created by: darciascearse