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microalbuminuria

Pronunciation: mi'kro-al-byu'min-yu're-a

Definition: A slight increase in urinary albumin excretion that can be detected using immunoassays but not using conventional urine protein measurements; an early marker for renal disease in patients with diabetes.

[micro- + albuminuria]

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