Definition of Nocturia

1. Noun. Excessive urination at night; especially common in older men.

Exact synonyms: Nycturia
Generic synonyms: Micturition, Urination

Definition of Nocturia

1. Noun. (medicine) A frequent need to arise during the night in order to urinate. ¹

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Medical Definition of Nocturia

1. The excessive urination at night. Origin: L. Nox = night, Gr. Ouron = urine This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nocturia

noctuid moth
nocturia (current term)
nocturnal amblyopia
nocturnal deliria
nocturnal delirium
nocturnal diarrhoea
nocturnal dyspnea
nocturnal emissions
nocturnal enuresis
nocturnal epilepsy
nocturnal myoclonus
nocturnal penile tumescence
nocturnal periodicity

Literary usage of Nocturia

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1. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Lewellys Franklin Barker, Milton Howard Fussell, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"To this phenomenon <i increased night urination the term nocturia is applied. References Edmunds (C. IF.). Observations on the quantity of day ami night ..."

2. The Clinical Diagnosis of Internal Diseases by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1916)
"Quart. J. Med., Oxford 1910, iv, 6Q9-S20. Coli infection of the urine. Guy's Hasp. Gaz., London, 1913, xxvii, 29-33. (d) nocturia or ..."

3. Medical Communications of the Massachusetts Medical Society by Massachusetts Medical Society (1907)
"Initial index .55 went to 1.81. CXXXV. Prostate cystitis of three years' duration. Poor general condition, nocturia. Urine showed alkaline fermentation with ..."

4. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1919)
"As you know, nocturia means awakening out of sleep to pass a goodly quantity ... Accepting this definition then, nocturia is of considerable significance in ..."

5. Medical Communications by Massachusetts Medical Society (1907)
"nocturia 4 times. General condition poor. Urine contains large quantities of pus, from which B. Coli and a poorly pigmented SP Aureus were obtained on ..."

6. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1913)
"Polyuria, nocturia, or frequency of urination were admitted by a very ... The elderly men with hyper- trophied prostates naturally complained of nocturia, ..."

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