from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Examination of urine for diagnostic purposes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the diagnostic examination of urine
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The diagnosis of diseases by inspection of urine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as urinoscopy.
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The researchers concluded: "It was through these approaches to uroscopy that Theophilus became one of the physicians who contributed to the birth of medieval medical studies."
Theophilus treated uroscopy in a sophisticated objective manner and attempted to use uroscopy in an orderly, systemic method to accurately diagnose illness, wrote E.
According to recent research published in the Journal of Urology, In antiquity the visual examination of urine uroscopy is well documented.
Hippocrates' writings displayed uroscopy used in examination of illness.
Comparison of the uses of uroscopy by Hippocrates (400 BC) and Theophilus (700 AD) illustrates this transformation.
In his text De Urinis Theophilus introduced an innovative doctrine and used uroscopy for diagnosis of illnesses.
In this respect uroscopy became a paradigm for later diagnostic strategies and is considered an important milestone in the history of clinical diagnosis.
Again, Gilbert, with the enthusiasm of a loyal pupil, speaks (f. 47 b) of a certain Magister Ricardus, "_omnium doctorum doctissimus_," whose views on uroscopy certainly indicate a mind superior to his age.
The works of European painters of the century remind us of uroscopy or urine examination.
It is safe to assume that his techniques were of a higher order than those usually associated with uroscopy.
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