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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «U»:

  1. URI URI
    URI: Commonly used abbreviation for Upper Respiratory Infection, an infection in the respiratory tract shy of the lungs. (Do not confuse a URI with a UTI which stands for Urinary Tract Infection). A Upper respiratory infectionURI can be due to a large number of different viral and bacterial infect...
  2. Uric acid Uric acid
    Uric acid: A breakdown product of purines that are part of many foods. In gout, there are frequently, but not always, elevated levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia). However, only a small portion of those with hyperuricemia will develop gout. ...
  3. Uricaciduria Uricaciduria
    Uricaciduria: The presence of excess uric acid in the urine, which may be a sign of gout or kidney stones....
  4. Uridine monophosphate Uridine monophosphate
    Uridine monophosphate: (UMP) A molecular ion derived from uridylic acid. It has a uracil as its base....
  5. Urinalysis Urinalysis
    Urinalysis: A test that determines the content of the urine. Because urine removes toxins and excess liquids from the body, it can contain important clues. Urinalysis can be used to detect some types of disease, particularly in the case of metabolic disorders and kidney disease. It can also be u...
  6. Urinary Urinary
    Urinary: Having to do with the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. The urinary system represents the functional and anatomic aspects of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder....
  7. Urinary calculus Urinary calculus
    Urinary calculus: A stone in the urinary tract. The word "calculus" in Latin means "a pebble." Pebbles were once used for counting, from which came the mathematical field of calculus. A urinary calculus is a pebble in the urinary system....
  8. Urinary incontinence Urinary incontinence
    Urinary incontinence: The unintentional loss of urine. Inability to hold urine in the bladder due to loss of voluntary control over the urinary sphincters resulting in the involuntary passage of urine. One cause of urinary incontinence is an overactive bladder. There is a sudden involuntary contract...
  9. Urinary infection in children Urinary infection in children
    Urinary infection in children: See: Urinary tract infection in children....
  10. Urinary tract Urinary tract
    Urinary tract: The organs of the body that produce and discharge urine. These include the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra....
  11. Urinary tract infection Urinary tract infection
    Urinary tract infection: Infection of the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. Not everyone with a UTI has symptoms. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate and a painful, burning when urinating. More females than males have UTIs. Underlying conditions that impair the normal urinary fl...
  12. Urinary tract infection in children Urinary tract infection in children
    Urinary tract infection in children: Infection of the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra in a child. About 3% of girls and 1% of boys have had a recognized urinary tract infection (UTI) by age 11. The symptoms are not always obvious. They may range from just an unusual smell of the urine or m...
  13. Urinary urgency Urinary urgency
    Urinary urgency: An immediate unstoppable urge to urinate, due to a sudden involuntary contraction of the muscular wall of the bladder....
  14. Urination, burning Urination, burning
    Urination, burning: See: Dysuria....
  15. Urination, difficulty Urination, difficulty
    Urination, difficulty: See: Dysuria....