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Definition of Proteinuria

Proteinuria: Excess protein in the urine. Some protein is normal in the urine. Too much means protein is leaking through the kidney, most often through the glomeruli. The main protein in human blood and the key to the regulation of the osmotic pressure of blood is albumin. Proteinuria is synonymous with albuminuria.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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