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granular

 [gran´u-lar]
made up of or marked by the presence of granules or grains.

gran·u·lar

(gran'yū-lăr),
1. Composed of or resembling granules or granulations.
2. Particles with strong affinity for nuclear stains, seen in many bacterial species.

granular

(grăn′yə-lər)
adj.
Biology Containing granules: granular cells.

gran′u·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
gran′u·lar·ly adv.

granular

adjective Referring to a granule; grainy.

gran·u·lar

(gran'yū-lăr)
1. Composed of or resembling granules or granulations.
2. Particles with strong affinity for nuclear stains, seen in many bacterial species.
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Patients may present with haematuria, proteinuria and granular casts in the urine.
Examination of the urine will show red and white blood cells, granular casts and characteristic drug crystals.
For this exam, the quantification question was about granular casts. The nine structure identification questions had a total of 19 urine sediment structures to identify, consisting of 9 cells (3 questions containing white blood cells, 2 containing renal tubular cells, 2 containing squamous epithelial cells, 1 containing red blood cells, 1 containing transitional epithelial cells), 2 casts (1 hyaline, 1 renal cell), 2 normal crystals (1 calcium oxalate, 1 triple phosphate), 2 abnormal crystals (1 bilirubin, 1 cystine), and 4 organisms/artifacts (3 bacteria, 1 yeast).
Typically, the triad of pigmented granular casts in the urine, a red to brown color of the urine supernatant, and a marked elevation in the plasma level of CK suggests the diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis.