urorrhodin

urorrhodin

An obsolete term for a substance/factor allegedly isolated from the urine of patients with tuberculosis, typhoid fever or other major debilitating illness which, in the presence of hydrochloric acid and potassium nitrate, evokes a pink-red colour change; it is not used in the working medical parlance.

urorrhodin

(ū-rō-rō′dĭn) [″ + rhodon, rose]
A rose-colored pigment in the urine in certain infectious diseases such as typhoid fever and tuberculosis.