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- Benign prostatic hyperplasia : A non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate, which can press on the urethra making urination difficult.
- Cefadroxil : Antibiotic for treating urinary tract infections, skin infections, pharyngitis, and tonsillitis.
- Cefalotin : Cephalosporin antibiotic compound similar to cefaclor, cefadroxil and cefazolin.
- Cefazolin : Semisynthetic cephalosporin [[antibiotic] primarily used to treat bacterial skin infections.
- Cinoxacin : An antibiotic used to treat urinary tract infections caused by many aerobic, Gram-negative bacteria.
- Contraception (medical methods) : Medications and medical devices used to prevent pregnancy in sexually active couples.
- Cystitis : Inflammation of the urinary bladder, often resulting from a bacterial infection.
- Dysuria : Painful urination, often associated with infections of the lower urinary tract, urethritis and vaginitis.
- Food and Drug Administration : The agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services responsible for regulating food, dietary supplements, drugs, biological medical products, blood products, medical devices, radiation-emitting devices, veterinary products, and cosmetics.
- Fosfomycin : Broad-spectrum antibiotic and enolpyruvate transferase inhibitor produced by Streptomyces fradiae.
- Geriatrics : "the branch of medicine concerned with the physiological and pathological aspects of the aged, including the clinical problems of senescence and senility."(National Library of Medicine)
- Gram-negative bacteria : Bacteria that do not retain crystal-violet dye (Gram stain) after staining and decolourizing with alcohol.
- Klebsiella pneumoniae : Gram-negative, non-motile, encapsulated, lactose fermenting, facultative anaerobic, rod shaped bacterium that causes severe pneumonitis in humans.
- Multiple sclerosis : A chronic, inflammatory, demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS).
- Nitrofurantoin : An antibiotic that is a urinary anti-infective agent effective against most Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms.
- Phytotherapy : The therapeutic use of plants or plant extracts to prevent or treat disease; it is most commonly a form of complementary and alternative medicine, following long culturally-specific traditions such as herbalism. Chemically extracted and concentration-controlled plant-derived substances are used in conventional medicine, but are usually not considered phytotherapy.
- Protein : A polymer of amino acids; basic building block of living systems.
- Proteus mirabilis : A Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria belonging to the enterobacteriaceae family; causes 90% of human infections with Proteus species, usually community-acquired
- Proteus vulgaris : Rod-shaped, Gram negative bacterium that inhabits the intestinal tracts of humans and animals, and known to cause urinary tract infections and wound infections.
- Pyelonephritis : An inflammation of the kidney and upper urinary tract that usually results from noncontagious bacterial infection of the bladder (cystitis).
- Symptom : A subjective description of an abnormal state, recounted by a patient, which is informative, but different from the objective result of a sign.
- Urethritis : inflammation of the urethra, with vague discomfort to painful urination (dysuria), urethral discharge, or both.
- Urinary catheterization : Insertion of a urinary catheter into a patient's bladder via their urethra.