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u·re·thra

 (yo͝o-rē′thrə)
n. pl. u·re·thras or u·re·thrae (-thrē)
The canal through which urine is discharged from the bladder in most mammals and through which semen is discharged in the male.

[Late Latin ūrēthra, from Greek ourēthra, from ourein, to urinate.]

u·re′thral adj.

urethra

(jʊˈriːθrə)
n, pl -thrae (-θriː) or -thras
(Anatomy) the canal that in most mammals conveys urine from the bladder out of the body. In human males it also conveys semen
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek ourēthra, from ourein to urinate]
uˈrethral adj

u•re•thra

(yʊˈri θrə)

n., pl. -thrae (-thrē), -thras.
a duct that conveys urine from the bladder to the exterior and, in most male mammals, also conveys semen.
[1625–35; < Late Latin < Greek]
u•re′thral, adj.

u·re·thra

(yo͝o-rē′thrə)
The duct through which urine passes from the bladder to the outside of the body in most mammals and some fish and birds. In most male mammals, the urethra also releases sperm during reproduction.

urethra

The passage taking urine from the bladder to outside the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.urethra - duct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital ducturethra - duct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
apparatus urogenitalis, genitourinary apparatus, genitourinary system, systema urogenitale, urinary apparatus, urinary system, urogenital apparatus, urogenital system - the system that includes all organs involved in reproduction and in the formation and voidance of urine
urinary tract - the organs and tubes involved in the production and excretion of urine
external orifice, urethral orifice - the orifice through which urine is discharged
vulva - external parts of the female genitalia
penis, phallus, member - the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
musculus sphincter urethrae, urethral sphincter - a striated sphincter muscle that constricts the urethra
Translations
إحليل
uretra
uretro
میزراه
שופכה
mokraćna cijev
uretra
þvagrás
尿道
요도
urethra
šlaplė
urinebuis
močová rúra
sečnicauretra
urinrör
üretra
尿道

urethra

[jʊəˈriːθrə] N (urethras or urethrae (pl)) [jʊˈriːθriː]uretra f

urethra

nHarnröhre f, → Urethra f (spec)

urethra

[jʊəˈriːθrə] n (Anat) → uretra

ure·thra

n. uretra, canal o conducto urinario.

urethra

n uretra
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Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the male urethra. Urol Int 1996;57:246-8.
Sharma: Darning needle impacted in the male urethra: African journal of Urology, 2009
Value of urethral wash cytology in the retained male urethra after radical cystoprostatectomy.
Optical internal urethrotomy for strictures of the male urethra: effect of local steroid injection.
Frequently, these results are from contamination, the most likely sources of which are the male urethra or skin secondary to improper collection or colonization.
McAninch, "Ultrasound evaluation of the male urethra for assessment of urethral stricture," Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, vol.
Retrograde urethrography is considered to be the best initial study for urethral stricture, however it can greatly alter the radiographic appearances of the urethra and under estimate the length of stricture.1,4.6 To overcome these strains and to better define the anterior urethral stricture disease, the use of ultrasonography to image the male urethra was started in 1985 at San Francisco.6 It was demonstrated that radiographic technique consistently underestimate the length of anterior urethral strictures compared to intra operative measurements.
Much more prevalent than prostate cancer, BPH occurs when the prostate gland that surrounds the male urethra becomes enlarged with advancing age and begins to obstruct the urinary system.
The causes of the male urethra strictures are, indeed, a major issue in pediatric urology as they condition the treatment.
The flexible cystoscope commonly used by urologists was designed for the unique length and anatomy of the male urethra.
The male urethra is more vulnerable to injury due to its anatomical position.