from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Examination of urine for diagnostic purposes.

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  • 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."

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  • Theophilus treated uroscopy in a sophisticated objective manner and attempted to use uroscopy in an orderly, systemic method to accurately diagnose illness, wrote E.

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  • According to recent research published in the Journal of Urology, In antiquity the visual examination of urine uroscopy is well documented.

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  • Hippocrates' writings displayed uroscopy used in examination of illness.

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  • Comparison of the uses of uroscopy by Hippocrates (400 BC) and Theophilus (700 AD) illustrates this transformation.

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  • In his text De Urinis Theophilus introduced an innovative doctrine and used uroscopy for diagnosis of illnesses.

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  • In this respect uroscopy became a paradigm for later diagnostic strategies and is considered an important milestone in the history of clinical diagnosis.

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  • 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.

    Gilbertus Anglicus Medicine of the Thirteenth Century

  • The works of European painters of the century remind us of uroscopy or urine examination.

    Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699

  • It is safe to assume that his techniques were of a higher order than those usually associated with uroscopy.

    Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699


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  • Ha!

    March 1, 2011

  • A fool is he, of little skill,

    Who tests the urine of the ill

    And says: “Wait, sir, and be so kind,

    The answer in my books I’ll find.”

    And while he thumbs the folios

    The patient to the bone yard goes.

    ~ Sebastian Brant, Ship of Fools (1494)

    March 1, 2011