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n. severe pain in the urethra referred from the base of the bladder and associated with an intense desire to pass urine. It occurs when the base of the bladder is irritated by a stone or an indwelling catheter. It is also noted in patients with an invasive cancer of the base of the bladder or severe cystitis or prostatitis, when the strong desire to urinate is accompanied by the painful passage of a few drops of urine.

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