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Clinical Definition The urethra is the tube that transports urine (and semen, in males) out of the body. The urethra begins at the bladder in men and extends through the prostate gland, perineum and the length of the penis. In females, the urethral length is shorter and extends from the bladder to just in front


Clinical Definition Urethritis is inflammation and swelling of the urethra, a tube that transports urine from the bladder to outside the body. In men, the urethra carries urine from the bladder to the penis to void urine. In women, the urethra’s opening is in front of the vagina. The urethra can become inflamed due to

Urgent Care

Clinical Definition Urgent care is a category of medical services intended to treat acute and chronic medical problems. Considered ambulatory care, it is delivered on a walk-in basis. It differs from an emergency room in the seriousness of illnesses, injuries and conditions treated. Staff in the urgent care setting treat patients who require immediate medical


Clinical Definition Urticaria, commonly called hives, is a vascular reaction to histamine in the upper dermis layers characterized by itching and patches of dermis that are redder than surrounding tissue. In Our Own Words Urticaria is commonly known as hives. Hives are itchy, raised, red splotches caused by a reaction to histamine, which the body

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