Literally meaning: “protein in urine”
Origin: Anc Greek
πρωτεΐνη/proteini(=protein) > πρώτος/protos(=first or of prime importance)
ούρον/uron(=urine) >ορός/ορός(=watery liquid) >ροή/roe(=flowing)
Proteinuria is the presence of high amount of serum proteins in the urine that may be a sign of chronic kidney disease.