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nonspecific urethritis

Syllabification: non·spe·cif·ic u·re·thri·tis
Pronunciation: /ˌnänspəˌsifik ˌyo͝orəˈTHrīdəs
 
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(abbreviation: NSU)

Definition of nonspecific urethritis in English:

noun

Medicine
Inflammation of the urethra due to infection by chlamydiae or other organisms (other than gonococci).
Example sentences
  • In the developing world, the commonest diseases are gonorrhoea, syphilis, chancroid, and HIV infection, whereas in developed countries they are chlamydial infections, non-specific urethritis, genital warts, and herpes.
  • According to the HPSC, the most common STIs reported last year were anogenital warts, genital chlamydia infection and non-specific urethritis (infection of the bladder).
  • Among the most common infections are genital warts, chlamydia, candidiasis and non-specific urethritis.

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