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1. pertaining to urine.
2. containing or secreting urine.
urinary tract infection (UTI) infection in the urinary tract; types are named for the part of the tract involved, such as urethritis, cystitis, ureteritis, pyelonephritis, and glomerulonephritis. It is more common in women than in men because of the relative shortness of the female urethra. Men over the age of 50 are more susceptible because of enlargement of the prostate and urinary stasis. Symptoms include dysuria, malaise, nausea, urinary frequency and urgency, and nocturia. There also may be a feeling of suprapubic fullness not relieved by urination. If the infection is higher in the urinary tract, in the ureters or kidney, there can be lower back pain or genital pain.

Factors that contribute to infection of the urinary tract include structural defects and systemic disorders that interfere with the free flow of urine. Examples include congenital disorders, neuromuscular disease or spinal cord injury, and renal stones. Infectious agents that cause sexually transmitted diseases can also invade the urinary tract. Moreover, urinary tract infection is a constant threat and a major cause of morbidity in patients with indwelling catheters.

Antimicrobial drugs are prescribed for treatment of urinary tract infection. Some drugs such as trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole combinations (Bactrim or Septra), or kanamycin, can be given in a single dose, while others may be prescribed in one- to three-day doses or over a longer period of time.
Patient Care. Prevention of recurrence is a major goal in the care of patients with UTI. Increased intake of fluids is encouraged to increase the force of the stream of urine and facilitate removal of microorganisms and debris. Patients are taught to urinate at first urge rather than postponing emptying the bladder. Women should know that it is important to keep the perineal area clean and that all wiping motions should be from front to back to avoid transporting fecal bacteria to the urinary meatus. Any vaginitis should be treated promptly and effectively to reduce the risk of spreading infection from the vagina to the urinary tract.

Other measures are related to control or management of underlying systemic or structural disorders, meticulous catheter care for patients with an indwelling catheter, and prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Relating to or of the nature of urine.
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Of, resembling, or containing urine.
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Q. How you stop urinating frequently? I don't have any conditions that make me urinate often. I simply drink lots of water... Is there some trick I can employ so that I can still drink lots of water but not have to go to the bathroom so frequently?

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A. You should consult your doctor, since instruments in the kidney and urinary tracts can cause infections (even after removing them), that may cause symptoms like you describe.

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The incident that reportedly pushed Vallance to the breaking point involved an officer tipping a bucket of fecal and urinous contents over his head.
The milk-seed diet is theoretically sound because dairy foods and vegetables contain fewer of the highly attractive (in the Newtonian sense) "urinous animal salts," of the sort that, according to his iatromechanical explanation, collect in the fluids and form obstructions.
It was as if his memory had been preserved in formaldehyde, which assumed the vaguely urinous odor of his dachshunds who had been allowed to turn his study into a kennel.
The water around the ribbons was yellow and gave off what was described as a urinous smell.