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Urinalysis Terms

QuestionAnswer
Anuria Failure of the kidneys to produce urine.
Bilirubinuria The presence of bilirubin in the urine.
Bladder Catheterization The passing of a catheter through the urethra to collect urine.
Diuresis Secretion of large amounts of urine.
Dysuria Difficult or painful urination.
Frequency The condition of having to urinate often.
Glycosuria Glucose in the urine.
Hematuria Blood in the urine.
Ketonuria Ketone in the urine.
Ketosis Large amounts of ketone bodies in the tissues and body fluids.
Micturition The act of urination.
Nephron Functional unit of the kidney.
Nocturia Excessive voluntary urination in the night.
Nocturnal Enuresis Bedwetting condition.
Oliguria Decreased urine output.
pH Unit of acidity/alkalinity of a solution.
Polyuria An excessive increase in urine output.
Proteinuria Protein in the urine.
Pyuria Pus in the urine.
Renal Threshold The concentration at which a substance in the blood abnormally appears in the urine.
Retention The inability to empty the bladder.
Specific Gravity The amount of dissolved substances in the urine.
Supernatant The clear liquid that remains atop a settled precipitate.
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 analysis of urine.
Urinary Incontinence The inability to retain urine.
Void To empty the bladder.
Created by: Pashe.Cecil