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Term:  urine

Origin: Anc Greek 

ούρον/ouron(=urine)>latin urina

< ορός <o+ροή (=flow)

Coined: early 14th cen

A mainly aqueous solution of salt (sodium chloride) and substances called urea and uric acid as a waste product  of the body that is secreted by the kidneys and excreted through urethra .

Runon derivatives :

Urocele, urocyst, urolith, urology, uropathy, urorrhea, uroscopy, urogenital, urobilin


“Hippocrates' writings displayed uroscopy used in examination of illness. However, he considered it in the context for accurate prognoses. Theophilus treated uroscopy in a sophisticated objective manner and attempted to use uroscopy in an orderly, systemic method to accurately diagnose illness. It was through these approaches to uroscopy that Theophilus became one of the physicians who contributed to the birth of medieval medical studies”  Kouba E, Wallen EM, Pruthi RS Uroscopy by Hippocrates and Theophilus: prognosis versus diagnosis.Kouba E, Wallen EM, Pruthi RS. J Urol. 2007 Jan;177(1):50-2.

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