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Urinary System - Q – Symptomatic Terms & A – Meaning

albuminuria presence of albumin in the urine, such as occurs in renal disease or in normal urine after heavy exercise
anuria absence of urine formation
bacteriuria presence of bacteria in the urine
dysuria painful urination
enuresis involuntary discharge of urine, usually referring to a lack of bladder control
nocturnal enuresis bed-wetting during sleep
glucosuria glucose (sugar) in the urine
hematuria (Fig. 13-3) presence of blood in the urine
incontinence involuntary discharge of urine or feces
stress urinary incontinence (SUI) involuntary discharge of urine with coughing, sneezing, and/or strained exercise
ketonuria presence of ketone bodies in the urine
ketone bodies acetone, beta-hydroxybutyric acid, and acetoacetic acid; products of metabolism that appear in the urine from the body's abnormal utilization of carbohydrates, such as occurs in uncontrolled diabetes or starvation
nocturia urination at night
oliguria scanty production of urine
polyuriapol-ē-yū′rē-ă condition of excessive urination
pyuria (Fig. 13-4) presence of white cells in the urine, usually indicating infection
urinary retention retention of urine resulting from an inability to void (urinate) naturally because of spasm or obstruction
Created by: MT student1