An immediate unstoppable urge to urinate, due to a sudden involuntary contraction of the muscular wall of the bladder.
Upper respiratory infection. Infection of the air passages of the nose, the throat, and/or bronchial tubes.
- Uric acid
A breakdown product of purines that are part of many foods. In gout, there are frequently, but not always, elevated levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia). However, only a small portion of those with hyperuricemia will develop gout.
The presence of excess uric acid in the urine, which may be a sign of gout or kidney stones.
- Uridine monophosphate
(UMP) A molecular ion derived from uridylic acid. It has a uracil as its base.
A test that is done in order to analyze urine. Because toxins and excess fluid are removed from the body in urine, analysis of urine can provide important health clues. Urinalysis can be used to detect certain diseases, such as diabetes, gout, and other metabolic disorders, as well as kidney disease. It can also be […]