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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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Having a shorter urethra means that bacteria can more easily reach the bladder.
Those parts include the kidneys, which filter blood to produce urine; ureters, thin tubes of muscle that transport urine to the bladder, a balloon-shaped organ that expands as it fills with urine; and the urethra, a tube from the bladder from which urine exits the body.
sup][1] Since there are three acute angles bending in the urethra of the male miniature pig, and the end of the penis head is cork-screw shaped, it is difficult to implement routine urethral catheterization in male miniature pigs.
Their findings reveal that the urethra is a flow-enhancing device and this study may help to diagnose urinary problems in human as well as hydrodynamic system.
Strictures of the anterior urethra account for 92% of cases of urethral stricture.
A total of 45 male patients of all age group having anterior urethral stricture on retrograde urethrography were subjected to sonourethrography of anterior urethra.
The device is placed within the urethra at the neck of the bladder, but unlike the Foley it lets patients urinate voluntarily, in many cases completely normally, without feeling as if there's an internal mechanism helping it happen.
Multiple radiolucent filling defects were seen in RGU film, which were further confirmed by plain X-ray seen as multiple radio-opaque shadows in penile urethra and on ultrasonography seen as multiple echogenic masses with DAS in the penile urethra and bilateral kidneys.
The UroLift System provides a unique approach to treating BPH that lifts and holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra.
Earlier that evening, he had been self-instrumenting his urethra using plastic tubing for sexual gratification.
8 cm was noted within the prostate located in the midline, which was communicating with the prostatic urethra (Figures 1a, 1b).
Urethral strictures in male children denote narrowing of the lumen of the urethra which can be of either congenital or acquired origin [1].