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Definition of Urethritis

Urethritis: Inflammation of the urethra, the tube that leads from the bladder to the outside of the body. Urethritis can have a number of causes, including irritation and sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia. Urethritis is closely associated with bacterial infection of the bladder (cystitis).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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