painful urination in which the urine is emitted drop by drop owing to muscle spasms of the urethra or urinary bladder.
Origin of strangury
1350–1400; Middle English
< Latin strangūria
< Greek strangouríā,
equivalent to strang(ós
) flowing drop by drop + oûr(on
+ -ia -y3
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Examples from the Web for strangury
Historical Examples of strangury
Strangury is generally due to some irritating cause, which should, if possible, be discovered and removed.
He considered it peculiarly adapted to all such cases if they were attended by strangury, or painful and difficult urination.
His disease was the strangury, and the physitians judged it incurable by reason of his great age and naturall decay.
Both bark and leaves have been used with advantage in strangury and intermittents.
In single doses in excess it causes renal irritation and inflammation and strangury.
British Dictionary definitions for strangury
pathol painful excretion of urine, drop by drop, caused by muscular spasms of the urinary tract
Word Origin for strangury
C14: from Latin strangūria, from Greek, from stranx a drop squeezed out + ouron urine
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Slow, painful urination, in which the urine is passed drop by drop.
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