urethral pressure profile
Definition: the continual recording of pressure through a hole in the side of a small catheter as it is pulled (at a constant rate, although either water or a gas is infused through the hole) from a point within the bladder, through the vesical neck, and down the entire urethra; a form of resistance measurement that gives a tracing indicative of the functional length of the urethra and the points of maximal urethral resistance.
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