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Pronunciation: pro-ten-yu're-a

Definition: Presence of urinary protein in amounts exceeding 0.3 g in a 24-hour urine collection or in concentrations more than 1 g per liter (1+ to 2+ by standard turbidometric methods) in a random urine collection on two or more occasions at least 6 hours apart; specimens must be clean, voided midstream, or obtained by catheterization.

Synonym(s): albuminuria

[protein + G. ouron, urine]

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