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Foundations Of Professional Nursing Practice (NUR 3130) Urinary Elimination

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Foundations Of Professional Nursing Practice (NUR 3130)

Urinary Elimination

Urinary Elimination
o Anuria:
 Technically no urine voided; 24 hour urine output is less
than 100mL
o Dysuria:
 Difficulty in voiding; may or may not be associated with
pain
o Glycosuria:
 Presence of sugar in the urine
o Micturition:
 Process of emptying the bladder; urination; voiding
o Nocturia:
 Excessive urination during the night
o Oliguria:
 Scanty or greatly diminished amount of urine voided in a
given time; 24 hour urine output is 100 to 400mL
o Polyuria:
 Excessive output of urine (diuresis)
o Proteinuria:
 Protein (albumin) in the urine; indication of kidney
disease
o Pyruria:
 Pus in the urine; urine appears cloudy
o Urinary Suppression :
 Stoppage of urine production; normally the adult kidneys
produce urine continuously at the rate of 60 to 120 ml/hr
o Urgency :
 Strong desire to void
o Urinary incontinence :
 Involuntary loss of urine
o Urinary retention:
 Occurs when urine is produced normally but is not
excreted completely from the bladder. Some factors
associated with urinary retention are medications,
enlarged prostate, or a vaginal prolapse

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