retention of urine


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Related to retention of urine: hematuria, incontinence of urine, Acute Urinary Retention

retention

 [re-ten´shun]
1. the process of holding back or keeping in a position.
2. persistence in the body of material normally excreted, such as from the bowel or bladder.
3. the number of staff members in a facility that remain in employment.
urinary retention a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a state in which an individual has incomplete emptying of the bladder.
retention of urine accumulation of urine within the bladder because of inability to urinate.

retention of urine

an abnormal, involuntary accumulation of urine in the bladder as a result of a loss of muscle tone in the bladder, neurological dysfunction or damage to the bladder, obstruction of the urethra, or administration of a narcotic analgesic, especially morphine.