urinary retention

(redirected from Obstruction of urine)
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Noun1.urinary retention - holding urine in the urinary bladderurinary retention - holding urine in the urinary bladder; "he has a problem with urinary retention"
retention, retentiveness, retentivity - the power of retaining liquid; "moisture retentivity of soil"
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BPH is caused by an increase in size of the prostate gland leading to gradual obstruction of urine flow.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms (BPH) result from: 1) mechanical obstruction--intrusion of enlarged, hyperplastic prostatic tissue into the urine pathway (bladder neck, urethra) and from 2) dynamic obstruction--hyper stimulated adrenergic receptors of smooth muscle and collagen of bladder neck and prostate leads to dynamic obstruction of urine flow.
coli to epithelial receptors, which facilitate the ascending colonisation of the urogenital tract (4) To date, UTI in pregnancy is explained by obstruction of urine outflow by the gravid uterus, with little attention paid to the pregnancy-related alterations in the immune system, and the receptor-adherence etiology of the ascending UTI.