Definition of hemoglobinuria in English:


(British haemoglobinuria)

Pronunciation /ˌhēməˌɡlōbəˈn(y)o͝orēə/ /ˌhiməˌɡloʊbəˈn(j)ʊriə/


  • Excretion of free hemoglobin in the urine.

    ‘In elderly, asplenic, or immunocompromised patients a severe malaria-like illness with hemoglobinuria, hemolytic anemia, and renal failure can occur.’
    • ‘In the anesthetized patient, the only signs may be unexpected oozing, hemoglobinuria, or hypotension.’
    • ‘In this setting, a serum sample with normal color indicates myoglobinuria, whereas a pigmented brown or red serum sample indicates hemoglobinuria.’
    • ‘His book chronicles a young doctor's battle with a rare and life-threatening blood disease, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.’
    • ‘Red blood cells which lack the ability to vesiculate cause a disease with red blood cell destruction and haemoglobinuria.’