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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.
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Adj.1.urethral - of or relating to the urethraurethral - of or relating to the urethra  


a. uretral, rel. a la uretra;
___ cathetercatéter ___;
___ dilationdilatación ___;
___ dischargedescarga ___;
___ obstructionobstrucción ___;
___ procedureprocedimiento ___;
___ strictureestrechez ___;
___ suspensionsuspensión ___;
___ syndromesíndrome ___.


adj uretral
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With the popularity of urine flow dynamic monitoring and indwelling catheter technologies in animal experiments, the urethral catheterization has become a common technique in scientific research.
Urethral bulking aims to improve urethral mucosal coaptation, and thus outlet resistance, in an effort to limit stress-induced leakage.
A 72-year-old male with a history of transurethral resection of the prostate one year prior to admission and internal urethrotomy for a urethral stricture three months prior presented with obstructive lower urinary tract symptoms.
A 17-year-old boy presented with 15 mm swelling on the left side of his urethral meatus.
This patient had complete total longitudinal disruption of all the muscular elements of the urethral sphincter.
Objective: To present our experience of treatment of complex anterior urethral strictures using penile skin flap.
Posterior urethral valves (PUV) are the commonest congenital obstruction of the lower urinary tract.
Background and Objective: The management of urethral strictures is a challenge to both the urologists and patients.
Male patients had significantly better treatment outcomes at the urethral orifice than those in other affected parts.
Background: The treatment of urethral stricture is usually not difficult but the problem lies in high rate of recurrence.
Proper urethral growth reduces urinary calculi formation and helps to determine the possible suitable age of castration.
Urethral obstruction from stones is more common in males.