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Bonewit Chapt 16

Urinalysis Logan Greene

Anuria Failure of the kidneys to produce urine.
Bilirubinuria The presence of bilirubin in the urine.
Bladder Catheterization The passing of a sterile catheter trough the urethra and into the bladder to remove urine.
Diuresis Secretion and passage of large amounts of urine.
Dysuria difficult or painful urination.
Frequency The condition of having to urinate often.
Glycosuria The presence of glucose in the urine.
Hematuria Blood present in the urine.
Ketonuria The presence of ketone bodies in the urine.
Ketosis An accumulation of large amounts of ketone bodies in the tissue and body fluids.
Micturition The act of voiding urine.
Nephron The functional unit of the kidney.
Nocturia Excessive (voluntary) urination during the night.
Nocturnal enuresis Inability of an individual to control urination at night during sleep (bedwetting)
Oliguria Decreased or scanty output of urine
pH the unit that describes the acidity or alkalinity of a solution
Proteinuria The presence of protein in the urine.
Pyuria The presence of pus in the urine
Renal Threshold The concentration at which a substance in the blood that is not normally excreted by the kidneys begins to appear in the urine.
Retention The inability to empty the bladder. The urine is being produced normally but is not being voided.
Specific Gravity The weight of a substance compared with the weight of an equal volume of a substance known as the standard.
Supernatant The clear liquid that remains at the top after a precipitate settles.
Suprapubic aspiration The passing of a sterile needle through the abdominal wall into the bladder to remove urine.
Urgency The immediate need to urinate.
Urinalysis The physical, chemical, and microscopic analyses of urine.
Urinary incontinence The inability to retain urine.
Void To empty the bladder.
Polyuria Increased output of urine.
Created by: logangreene