Definitions for bacteriuriabækˌtɪər iˈyʊər i ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bac•te•ri•u•ri•abækˌtɪər iˈyʊər i ə(n.)
the presence of bacteria in the urine.
Origin of bacteriuria:
The presence of bacteria in the urine
In medicine, bacteriuria denotes the presence of bacteria in urine not due to contamination from urine sample collection. Urine is normally a sterile bodily fluid when inside the bladder, but can pick up commensals and pathogens when exiting through the urethra. Bacteria in the urine, especially gram-negative rods, usually indicate a urinary tract infection, although bacteriuria can also occur in prostatitis. Escherichia coli is the most common bacterium isolated from urine samples. Asymptomatic bacteriuria is bacteriuria without accompanying symptoms of a urinary tract infection. It is more common in women, in the elderly, in residents of long-term care facilities, and in patients with diabetes, bladder catheters and spinal cord injuries. Patients with a long-term Foley catheter uniformly show bacteriuria.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The presence of bacteria in the urine which is normally bacteria-free. These bacteria are from the URINARY TRACT and are not contaminants of the surrounding tissues. Bacteriuria can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. Significant bacteriuria is an indicator of urinary tract infection.
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