Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Medical Dictionary

Addis count

play
noun Ad·dis count \ˈad-ə-ˌskau̇nt\

Medical Definition of Addis count

  1. :  a technique for the quantitative determination of cells, casts, and protein in a 12-hour urine sample used in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease



Biographical Note for addis count

Addis, Thomas (1881–1949), American physician. Addis is most notable for his work in pathology and in particular for the study of kidney function. In 1925 he presented his method for counting cells in urinary sediments. The resultant figure is used to diagnose pathological conditions in the kidney and is now known as the Addis count. He is also known for his test, first reported in 1922, for determining the specific gravity of the urine. Addis's other areas of research included blood coagulation, hemophilia, plasma, and glycosuria.


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Addis count? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to work hard

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

oily angry maudlin prompt
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ