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microalbuminuria


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n. the presence of albumin in the urine at levels that are higher than normal but lower than those detected by standard protein dipsticks. The measured cut-offs are 30–300 mg/24 hours. Microalbuminuria is an important risk factor for the development of cardiac disease among diabetics. Its presence can be reversed by medication and careful control of blood pressure.

Subjects: Chemistry — Medicine and Health.


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