Meaning of urethral in English:


Pronunciation /jʊˈriːθrəl/


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See urethra

‘During normal voiding the detrusor muscle contracts and the muscles of the urethral sphincter and pelvic floor relax in a co-ordinated fashion to allow the bladder to empty.’
  • ‘The aims of continence surgery are to elevate the bladder neck, support the mid urethra, or increase urethral resistance.’
  • ‘Fever, fatigue, aches and pains, and a urethral or vaginal discharge often occur.’
  • ‘The lack of normal intrinsic pressure within the urethra - known as intrinsic urethral sphincter deficiency - is another factor leading to stress incontinence.’
  • ‘In women after the menopause, the lack of oestrogen can lead to a weakening of the muscles associated with the bladder and the urethral sphincter.’