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Densitometers, Laboratory, Liquid, Urine

Definition : Dedicated laboratory liquid densitometers used for determining the specific gravity of urine samples. Most of these instruments consist of a hydrometer--a long, slender glass float with a small metallic weight at the lower end--and a fluted glass or plastic cylinder for the urine sample. The hydrometer, graduated in specific gravity units, is placed in cylinder containing the sample; the depth to which the float sinks indicates the urine's specific gravity.

Entry Terms : "Urine Analyzers" , "Urinary Collection Units, Precision Measurement"

UMDC code : 15310

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