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  • noun In pathology, scantiness of urine; diminished secretion of urine.

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  • noun medicine A decreased production in the volume of urine.

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  • noun abnormally small production of urine; can be a symptom of kidney disease or obstruction of the urinary tract or edema or an imbalance of fluids and electrolytes in the body
  • noun production of an abnormally small amount of urine


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