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Meaning of urinary tract infection

u'rinary tract" infec"tion

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  1. infection of any part of the urinary tract, esp. the urethra or bladder, usually caused by a bacterium, Escherichia coli, and often precipitated by increased sexual activity, vaginitis, enlargement of the prostate, or stress. Abbr.: UTI
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