urinary

adjective
uri·nary | \ˈyər-ə-ˌner-ē, ˈyu̇r-\

Definition of urinary 

1 : relating to, occurring in, affecting, or constituting the organs concerned with the formation and discharge of urine the urinary system the urinary tract urinary calculi

2 : of, relating to, or for urine

3 : excreted as or in urine urinary sugar

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This allows the urine to flow more freely and alleviates a lot of urinary symptoms. Dr. Jared G. Heiner, idahostatesman, "A new treatment for an old prostate problem | Idaho Statesman," 6 May 2018 In 2016, Boehringer Ingelheim conducted a real-world study examining medical care provided to men with lower urinary tract symptoms. Neile Grayson, STAT, "Real-world data can help make better drugs and do it faster," 2 May 2018 In people, salmonella can cause the same problems as in pets, but also arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Salmonella found in yet another dog food brand causes recall reaching 21 states | Miami Herald," 3 Mar. 2018 Staff at Bugworks recount stories of friends in their forties dying in hospital from pneumonia, or from a urinary tract infection that lasts months as one antibiotic after another fails to work. Ari Altstedter, Bloomberg.com, "The Startups Waging War Against Superbugs," 25 June 2018 They also are prescribed more antipsychotic medications, and suffer more urinary tract infections. Dennis Wagner, azcentral, "Prescott VA nursing home ranks among worst nationally, data show," 17 June 2018 Working quickly, Williams-Murphy revived the patient, who had a urinary tract infection and recovered after a few days in the hospital. Judith Graham, Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 14 June 2018 Male patients may have a fistula between the bladder and the abnormal colon, which can present as frequent urinary tract infections, pain with urination (dysuria), or air passing with urination (pneumaturia). Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Diverticulitis can cause digestive problems for some," 7 June 2018 Patients typically experience symptoms resembling those of a urinary tract infection, minus the actual infection: the burning, the urgency, the constant need to pee, the overall pelvic pain and discomfort. Simone Gorrindo, The Cut, "Living With a Disease That Feels Like a Never-ending UTI," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of urinary

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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urinary

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of urinary

: relating to the parts of the body in which urine is produced and through which urine passes

: relating to or used for urine

urinary

adjective
uri·nary | \ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌner-ē \

Kids Definition of urinary

: of or relating to urine or the parts of the body through which it passes the urinary bladder

urinary

adjective
uri·nary | \ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌner-ē \

Medical Definition of urinary 

1 : relating to, occurring in, or constituting the organs concerned with the formation and discharge of urine

2 : of, relating to, or for urine

3 : excreted as or in urine urinary sugar

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