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shy bladder

Said to be possessed by one who has trouble urinating when others are present, as in a public restroom. I have a shy bladder, so it takes me forever to pee in those crowded stadium bathrooms.
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slang Drunk, possibly with a strong urge to urinate. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really bladdered. He said he was bladdered and went to the bathroom.
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mod. drunk, especially with a full bladder. I’m really bladdered! Somebody drive me home?
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Q As a result of having treatment for prostate cancer I've had a catheter in my bladder for the past four years and I've been told it can't be taken out.
The ability to estimate bladder capacity in children can be an important nephrology nursing skill, particularly with the high prevalence of bladder dysfunction related to congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) and hereditary disease.
Results: Gall bladder adenocarcinoma was detected in only two patients (0.
Describe the normal anatomy and physiology of the urinary bladder.
Many deep-sea fish have a swim bladder to help them stabilize their bodies at the bottom of the ocean.
Checking post-void residual (amount of urine left in the bladder within 10-15 minutes after voiding) is important in assessing patients who are suspected of incomplete bladder emptying or urinary retention.
Doctors currently use a century-old method to repair bladders, which may be damaged by injury, illness, or congenital defects such as multiple sclerosis or spina bifida.
After you drink, blow air into the tube to force the water back to the bladder.
Occasionally, leakage of urine can occur after having a hysterectomy and some operations on the bladder.
This is accomplished by inserting a heated bladder into the tire and expanding it with live steam.
Current seating utilizes cut-prone PVC skin bladders, foam- or gel-filled pads, and other cushioning methods that involve complex, time-consuming assembly steps.
People with sensory neurogenic bladder can tell when their bladders are full but cannot initiate emptying.
Detrol (tolterodine tartrate tablets), approved in March 1998, calms overactive bladders by reducing bladder muscle contractions.
Studies in patients with histologically proven bladder cancer and normal controls show that a bladder cancer matrix protein, designated BLCA-4, appeared in all bladder tissue of the cancer patients and was absent from the bladders of those without cancer, said Dr.
Researchers at Children's Hospital, Boston, have demonstrated that bladder tissue can be grown in vitro and successfully used to construct new bladders to replace defective or missing bladders in animals.