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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, 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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suggested that precalibrating the urethra to 30 Fr with an Otis urethrotome might decrease the incidence of urethral stricture.
Urethral MM is most common in the distal urethra and approximately 20% of them are located at the proximal urethra (2).
Untreated, the urethra may rupture, although most urethral ruptures are due do serious trauma, such as being hit by a car or experiencing a pelvic fracture.
A radio-opaque dye is injected into the urethra through a catheter while a radiograph is taken.
The pelvic floor muscles are under the urethra. They support the bladder in keeping the urethra closed to stop its content from leaking out.
They can affect different parts of the tract, including your bladder (cystitis), urethra (urethritis) or kidneys (kidney infection).
As the mass extended towards both the urethra and front of the vagina, it appeared to be excisable.
Penile duplication usually presents with associated penile anomalies such as hypospadias, epispadias, chordee, ectopic urethra, and blind-ended or hypoplastic urethra (1-7).
They have catheters inserted in their urethra to drain the bladder.
This is a retrospective study of seven patients with post-traumatic and iatrogenic urethrocutaneous fistula of penile urethra, excluding complication of hypospadias surgery.
In addition, primary MM of the urethra comprises 0.2% of all melanomas and 4% of all urethral cancers [5].