he·​mo·​glo·​bin·​uria | \ ˌhē-mə-ˌglō-bə-ˈnu̇r-ē-ə How to pronounce hemoglobinuria (audio) , -ˈnyu̇r- \

Definition of hemoglobinuria

: the presence of free hemoglobin in the urine

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Other Words from hemoglobinuria

hemoglobinuric \ ˌhē-​mə-​ˌglō-​bə-​ˈnu̇r-​ik How to pronounce hemoglobinuric (audio) , -​ˈnyu̇r-​ \ adjective

Examples of hemoglobinuria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The drug candidate, known as pegcetacoplan, takes aim at a genetic disease known as paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, or PNH. Kate Sheridan, STAT, "Apellis Pharmaceuticals’ drug candidate outperforms Alexion’s Soliris in a clinical trial comparing the two," 7 Jan. 2020 Phelan, who graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School in 2015, was diagnosed at 15 with a rare, life-threatening blood disease called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, which affects one in a million people and destroys red blood cells. Caitlin Mullen, chicagotribune.com, "Shout Out: Samantha Phelan, valedictorian," 1 July 2019 A British researcher showed that one of its therapies actually helped patients suffering from the extremely rare blood disorder called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, or PNH, in which a patient’s complement system attacks red blood cells. Benjamin Elgin, Bloomberg.com, "When the Patient Is a Gold Mine: The Trouble With Rare-Disease Drugs," 24 May 2017

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First Known Use of hemoglobinuria

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hemoglobinuria

New Latin

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“Hemoglobinuria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemoglobinuria. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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variants: or chiefly British haemoglobinuria \ ˌhē-​mə-​ˌglō-​bə-​ˈn(y)u̇r-​ē-​ə How to pronounce haemoglobinuria (audio) \

Medical Definition of hemoglobinuria

: the presence of free hemoglobin in the urine

Other Words from hemoglobinuria

hemoglobinuric or chiefly British haemoglobinuric \ -​ˈn(y)u̇(ə)r-​ik How to pronounce haemoglobinuric (audio) \ adjective

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