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  • noun The absence of urine formation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Absence of micturition, whether from suppression or from retention of urine. Also called anuresis, anury.

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  • noun inability to urinate.

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  • noun medicine A condition in which the kidneys do not produce urine

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  • noun inability to urinate

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Examples

  • Renal effects include oliguria or anuria (little or no urine excretion) due to tubular necrosis, often preceded by the formerly mentioned effects Mercury and Iron salts.

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  • Four of these animals lived in excellent nutritive condition for periods varying between one and seven months, when each in turn developed symptoms of acute jaundice (bile pigment in urine, yellowing of sclera and skin) accompanied by rise in rectal temperature, anuria and progressive bodily weakness, ending fatally in from two to three days after the onset.

    John Macleod - Nobel Lecture

  • Bryce records a case of anuria of seventeen days 'standing.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • There was reported the case of an hysterical female who had convulsions and mania, alternating with anuria of a peculiar nature and lasting seven days.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Dubuc observed a case of anuria which continued for seventeen days before the fatal issue.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • There was reported the case of an hysterical female who had convulsions and mania, alternating with anuria of a peculiar nature and lasting seven days.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Actual retention of urine, that is, urinary secretion passed into the bladder, but retention in the latter viscus by inanition, stricture, or other obstruction, naturally cannot continue any great length of time without mechanically rupturing the vesical walls; but suppression of urine or absolute anuria may last an astonishingly extended period.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Dubuc 15.121 observed a case of anuria which continued for seventeen days before the fatal issue.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Bryce 15.119 records a case of anuria of seventeen days 'standing.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Actual retention of urine, that is, urinary secretion passed into the bladder, but retention in the latter viscus by inanition, stricture, or other obstruction, naturally cannot continue any great length of time without mechanically rupturing the vesical walls; but suppression of urine or absolute anuria may last an astonishingly extended period.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

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  • "The next day another wire came: 'Lewis condition critical. Anuria supervened Saturday.'

    "His kidneys were failing and he was producing no urine. All the toxins that the body normally rid itself of were now building up in his system...."

    —John M. Barry, The Great Influenza (NY: Penguin Books, 2004), 443

    February 18, 2009