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Dysphagia
Difficulty swallowing.
Enteral nutrition
Provision of nutrients through the gastrointestinal tract when the client cannot ingest, chew, or swallow food but can digest and absorb nutrients.
Parenteral nutrition
Administration of nutrition into the vascular system.
Peristalsis
Coordinated, rhythmic, serial contractions of smooth muscle that force food through the digestive tract.
Anuria
Cessation of urine production.
Catheterization
Introduction of a catheter into a body cavity or organ to inject or remove fluid.
Cystitis
Inflammation of the urinary bladder characterized by pain, urgency, and frequency of urination.
Diuresis
Increased formation and excretion of urine.
Dysuria
Painful urination resulting from bacterial infection of the bladder and obstructive conditions of the urethra.
Hematuria
Abnormal presence of blood in the urine.
Nephrostomy
Surgical procedure in which an incision is made on the flank of the client so that a catheter can be inserted into the kidney pelvis for the purpose of drainage.
Nocturia
Urination at night; can be a symptom of renal disease or may occur in persons who drink excessive amounts of fluids before bedtime.
Oliguria
Diminished capacity to form and pass urine.
Polyuria
Excretion of an abnormally large volume of urine.
Pyelonephritis
Infection that spreads in the kidneys and causes flank pain, tenderness, low-grade fever, and chills.
Urinary frequency
Symptom involving increased voiding.
Urinary incontinence
Inability to control urination.
Urosepsis
Condition caused by bacteria in the urine that may lead to the spread of organisms into the bloodstream or kidneys.