urinary director appliance


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urinary director appliance

A hollow handheld plastic device that fits over the vulva, enabling a woman to urinate while standing. The device collects urine and allows it to be directed away from the user through an outlet spout. Its intended use is for women who are active outdoors and need to urinate without partially disrobing. Medically, the appliance has been found to be useful in patients who have had a radical vulvectomy.

Other devices for use by women in collecting urine are available. Some of these have the capacity to contain the specimen for disposal rather than merely redirecting the flow.

See also: appliance
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