Female urethra - Definition

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Definition


The urethra is a tube linking the bladder to the urinary meatus, the opening through which urine exits the body during urination. In this process, urine is ejected from the bladder out of the body, via the urethra. This body part differs in size and shape between men and women, for obvious anatomical reasons. The urethra is shorter in women than in men, thus facilitating the progression of urinary infection-causing bacteria up the tube, and explaining the higher incidence of urinary infection in women.

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