cystitis

noun
cys·​ti·​tis | \ si-ˈstī-təs How to pronounce cystitis (audio) \

Definition of cystitis

: inflammation of the urinary bladder

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Examples of cystitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eventually, her gynecologist referred her to a urogynecologist, where she was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis, a chronic condition that causes bladder pain. Kelly Glass, National Geographic, "The pandemic highlights why women need better doctors," 24 Aug. 2020 Stress may also play a role in triggering a condition called idiopathic cystitis, a sterile inflammation of the bladder, which is one of the most common causes of abnormal urination in cats. Texas A&m University, Houston Chronicle, "PET TALK: The facts of feline lower urinary tract disease," 23 May 2020 Moore has been diagnosed with IBS, interstitial cystitis, GERD and gastroparesis, which all affect the digestive system. Matthew Vantryon, Indianapolis Star, "'I'm not being given a choice': As Indiana reopens, the most vulnerable hold their breath," 20 May 2020 UTIs most often affect the bladder (this type of infection is more formally known as cystitis) and urethra (urethritis). Patia Braithwaite, SELF, "Is It a UTI or Yeast Infection? Here's How to Tell the Difference," 3 Feb. 2020 According to Bartges, feline idiopathic cystitis is an example of a vexing animal health issue that can give us a peek into our own psychology. Daphne Miller, chicagotribune.com, "A new meaning for ‘sick as a dog’? Your pet’s health may tell you something about your own," 11 July 2019 The National Institutes of Health page lists bacteria, fungi, viruses, surface injuries like scrapes and punctures, and the group of inflammatory conditions that includes cystitis, bronchitis, dermatitis, and more. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Why Our Bodies Have Gotten Colder with Each Passing Decade," 9 Jan. 2020 According to Bartges, feline idiopathic cystitis is an example of a vexing animal health issue that can give us a peek into our own psychology. Daphne Miller, chicagotribune.com, "A new meaning for ‘sick as a dog’? Your pet’s health may tell you something about your own," 11 July 2019 Most UTIs stay in the urethra (called urethritis) and bladder (called cystitis), per the Mayo Clinic. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "8 Things You Should Know If You Get Recurrent UTIs," 8 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of cystitis

circa 1783, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cystitis

New Latin

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The first known use of cystitis was circa 1783

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7 Sep 2020

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“Cystitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cystitis. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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cystitis

noun
How to pronounce cystitis (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of cystitis

medical : infection of the bladder

cystitis

noun
cys·​ti·​tis | \ sis-ˈtīt-əs How to pronounce cystitis (audio) \
plural cystitides\ -​ˈtit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce cystitides (audio) \

Medical Definition of cystitis

: inflammation of the urinary bladder

Other Words from cystitis

cystitic \ (ˈ)sis-​ˈtit-​ik How to pronounce cystitic (audio) \ adjective

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