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Urine is a liquid consisting of water and substances that the body rejects, secreted by the kidney following blood filtration, stored in the bladder, then ejected through urination. Normal urine should not have any odor, but can give off a very strong one in certain cases. Unusual odor can as likely be caused by perfectly harmless reasons (consumption of certain foods, medication), as by mild to severe diseases, with the various urinary infections of the bladder or kidneys at the very top of the list. Urine is usually sterile, that is to say it contains no infectious germs, and bacterial colonizations in urine induce reactions that can give it an odor.