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nocturia

 [nok-tu´re-ah]
urinary frequency at night; called also nycturia.

noc·tu·ri·a

(nokt-yū'rē-ă),
Purposeful urination at night, after waking from sleep; typically caused by nocturnal urine volume in excess of bladder capacity or incomplete emptying of the bladder because of lower urinary tract obstruction or detrusor instability.
Synonym(s): nycturia
[noct- + G. ouron, urine]

nocturia

/noc·tu·ria/ (nok-tūr´e-ah) excessive urination at night.

nocturia

(nŏk-to͝or′ē-ə)
n.
Urination at night, especially if excessive.

nocturia

[noktoo͡r′ē·ə]
Etymology: L, nocturnus, by night; Gk, ouron, urine
excessive urination at night. It may be a symptom of cardiac, renal, or prostatic disease or bladder outlet obstruction. The condition may also occur in people who drink excessive amounts of fluids, particularly alcohol or coffee, before bedtime or in older patients who have excess body fluids that are mobilized by lying down. Also called nycturia. Compare enuresis.

nocturia

Excessive urination at night.

noc·tu·ri·a

(nok-tyūr'ē-ă)
Excessive urination at night.
[noct- + G. ouron, urine]

nocturia

Passing urine during the night. One definition, that of the International Continence Society, stipulates two or more voids during the night. Normally, the stimulus of a filling bladder is insufficient to awake a person and prompt him or her to get up to urinate, but rapid or excessive filling, or undue bladder awareness, will do so. This may result from immoderate fluid intake, PROSTATE enlargement, CYSTITIS, DIABETES, DIURETIC drugs or insomnia.

Nocturia

Excessive need to urinate at night. Nocturia is a symptom of OSA and often increases the patient's daytime sleepiness.
Mentioned in: Finasteride, Sleep Apnea

nocturia

urination during the night, e.g. due to prostatic enlargement, reduced kidney function or uncontrolled or undiagnosed diabetes mellitus
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