Glossary Term:

Title

stricture, urethral

Phonetic

<b>strick</b>-chure<b>, </b>yoo-<b>ree</b>-thrul

Description

a narrowing of the urethra due to scar tissue that blocks the flow of urine, which can result in overflow incontinence (leaking urine). This can be treated by surgically removing the scar tissue and stretching the urethra. See also overflow incontinence, urethra.