Definition of Urinary retention

1. Noun. Holding urine in the urinary bladder. "He has a problem with urinary retention"

Generic synonyms: Retention, Retentiveness, Retentivity

Medical Definition of Urinary retention

1. The inability to pass urine from the bladder, most often due to an obstruction of flow. In older males, this may be due to prostate enlargement. Urine retention can also occur as a drug side effect (anticholinergics), after surgical procedures and in the presence of a urethral stricture (narrowing of the urethra). (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Urinary Retention

urinary catheterization
urinary concentration test
urinary cyst
urinary diversion
urinary exertional incontinence
urinary fever
urinary fistula
urinary hesitancy
urinary incontinence
urinary meatuses
urinary nitrogen
urinary organ
urinary organs
urinary reflex
urinary retention (current term)
urinary sand
urinary schistosomiasis
urinary smear
urinary stuttering
urinary system
urinary tract
urinary tract infection
urinary tract infections
urinary tract physiology
urinary tracts

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