urinary tract infection

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urinary tract infection


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(UTI) Term for any infection in the urinary tract, including cystitis and pyelonephritis. It can be caused by an infection or by something obstructing the flow of urine, such as an enlarged prostate gland (in men), stones, or a tumor.
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Noun1.urinary tract infection - any infection of any of the organs of the urinary tracturinary tract infection - any infection of any of the organs of the urinary tract
inflammatory disease - a disease characterized by inflammation
cystitis - inflammation of the urinary bladder and ureters
pyelonephritis - inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis caused by bacterial infection
urethritis - inflammation of the urethra; results in painful urination