an obsolete test for bile in the urine; the suspect urine is passed several times through the same filter paper, which is then dried and touched with a drop of slightly fuming nitric acid; the presence of bile is indicated by the resulting play of colors characteristic of the bile pigments (a yellow spot surrounded by rings of red, violet, blue, and green).
Rosenbach,Ottomar, German physician, 1851-1907.
Rosenbach disease - Synonym(s): (1) Heberden nodes; - (2) exostoses on the terminal phalanges of the fingers in osteoarthritis; a specific, usually self-limiting, cellulitis of the hand caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. Synonym(s): erysipeloid
Rosenbach law - (1) in affections of the nerve trunks or nerve centers, paralysis of the flexor muscles appears later than that of the extensors; (2) in case of abnormal stimulation of organs with rhythmical functional periodicity.
Rosenbach sign - loss of the abdominal reflex in cases of acute inflammation of the viscera.
Rosenbach test - for bile in the urine.
Rosenbach-Gmelin test - Synonym(s): Gmelin test