Clinical examination of the urine and urinary diagnosis

Paperback | May 18, 2012

byJay Bergen Ogden

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ... the urinary tract, and arc most common in cases of long-continued chronic inflammation. In Alkaline Urine.--When a urine containing pus becomes alkaline by a volatile alkali or alkaline hydrate, such as ammonium carbonate or hydrate resulting from the decomposition of the urea, the pus-corpuscles become destroyed. By the action of the alkali the pus becomes converted into a gelatinous, tenacious mass (see Donne's Test for Pus), which in many respects resembles white of egg. If a portion of this mass be examined microscopically, the pus-corpuscles will be found to have been destroyed, while only a dense mucus-like mass with adherent amorphous phosphates, crystals of triple phosphate, and bacteria remains. Some of the nuclei of the pus-corpuscles may still be found. sediment glass. This deposit should not be mistaken for a deposit of amorphous urates or phosphates. The distinction is easily made by means of the microscope, also by the fact that the phosphatic deposit is readily dissolved by acetic acid, while the deposit of pus undergoes the changes already described. On the other hand, a deposit of amorphous urates is readily dissipated by gentle heat. Pus-corpuscles are practically indentical with the white corpuscles of the blood and lymph. In a fresh state they often present protoplasmic processes,--ameboid movements,--and under such circumstances should not be mistaken for small caudate cells. It is very important to determine the exact nature of all small, round, or irregular bodies whose nuclei are not distinct, to distinguish between leucocytes and small round cells, and also between ameboid leucocytes and small caudate cells. This is best accomplished by treating the urinary sediment with dilute acetic acid, as follows: Moisten the microscopic slide...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ... the urinary tract, and arc most common in cases of long-continued chronic inflammation. In Alkaline Urine.--When a urine contai...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:May 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217824102

ISBN - 13:9780217824101

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