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Definition of "proteinuria" [proteinuria]

  • The presence of excessive amounts of protein in the urine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "proteinuria" in a sentence
  • "The detection of protein in urine, called proteinuria, is a method used to identify several medical problems, including schistosomiasis, urinary tract infection, and renal disease."
  • "Nephrotic syndrome is a condition characterized by excessive spilling of protein into the urine, a condition called proteinuria."
  • "Chronic kidney disease progresses over the course of years, with its phases determined according to two criteria: the presence of protein in the urine, known as proteinuria, and how effectively the kidneys are processing waste products."