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retention

1. Pathol the abnormal holding within the body of urine, faeces, etc., that are normally excreted
2. Commerce a sum of money owed to a contractor but not paid for an agreed period as a safeguard against any faults found in the work carried out

retention

1. The withholding of a portion (usually 10%) of a periodic payment to a contractor, by prior agreement, for work completed. The retention is held in escrow for a stipulated time period after the acceptance of the completed work by the architect and owner/payee.
2. The amount of preservative, fire-retardant salt, resin, etc., retained by treated or impregnated wood.
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"We believe that clinicians should consider offering nalbuphine to patients with opioid-induced urine retention that does not respond to ?1-blockers who prefer to stop bladder catheterization," the authors write.
Moreover, they were more liable to have complications like urine retention, headache, nausea and vomiting.4
* Self-reported number of hospital bed days due to strictures, bladder stones, bleeding, false passage, urine retention, or other complication since start of current catheter.
Urine retention was observed in only one subject in the ropivacaine group and arrhythmia developed in one subject in the bupivacaine group.20 This subject stayed monitored in hospital for postoperative 24 hours and was discharged in stable condition.
Juniper berries already had a folkloric history as a remedy for gout and urinary tract problems such as urine retention. Sylvius' idea was to produce a diuretic by distilling juniper berries with spirits derived from fermented barley.
cites short-term effects such as Aosevere pain, shock, haemorrhage (bleeding), tetanus or sepsis (bac-terial infection), urine retention, open sores in the genital region
The patient made an uneventful recovery and continues to do well with no further episodes of urine retention at outpatient review.
Urine retention has been proposed as an etiologic factor for stone formation, although direct evidence is lacking.
Signs can vary from asymptomatic changes to narrowing severe enough to cause urine retention and death.