\pɹˈɛsjˈʊ͡əɹɛθə], \pɹˈɛsjˈʊəɹɛθə], \p_ɹ_ˈɛ_s_j_ˈʊə_ɹ_ɛ_θ_ə]\
Definitions of PRESSE-URETHRE
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A kind of forceps of elastic iron, the branches of which, padded, may be approximated or separated by means of a screw. The penis is introduced between the branches, one of them being applied to the urethra, and the screw is tightened so as to exercise a degree of pressure sufficient to bring the parietes of the canal in contact. This instrument is sometimes used in incontinence of urine, to prevent the constant discharge of that fluid.
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