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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;
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adj uretral
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(1-3) Compared with transurethral resection of prostate (TURP), HoLEP is associated with a lower rate of perioperative complications and a shorter urethral indwelling catheter duration.
Primary urethral malignant melanoma (MM) is an extremely rare tumor, accounting for 0.2% of all MMs and 4% of urethral cancers (1).
Urethral obstructions are usually due to bladder stones.
In one large study, slightly over half of the cats that suffered from a urethral rupture had been subjected to direct and intense trauma, primarily by being hit by car and suffering from pelvic injuries.
Bladder and urethral leiomyomas are rare entities (1).
In all except two cases, supra pubic catheter was removed at 2nd weeks and per urethral catheter by 4 to 5 weeks following which patients were assessed for TWOC without pericatheter urethrogram.
Urethral stricture in the male still presents as one of the most common and challenging problems to the urologist.
In addition, primary MM of the urethra comprises 0.2% of all melanomas and 4% of all urethral cancers [5].
Urethral duplications are among the rarest congenital malformations of the urinary tract, with about 500 cases described in the literature in 2008 [1].
Here, we report a 4-year-old girl presented to us as premature menarche due to a urethral caruncle.