hyaline cast

hyaline cast
hyaline cast n a renal cast of mucoprotein characterized by homogeneity of structure

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a nearly transparent, slightly refractory urinary cast made up of homogeneous mucoprotein, seen transiently during exercise, fever, congestive heart failure, and diuretic therapy, and more continuously in some kidney diseases.

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