Definition of non-specific urethritis in English:

non-specific urethritis

(also NSU)


  • [mass noun] Inflammation of the urethra due to infection by chlamydiae or other organisms (other than gonococci).

    • ‘Reiter's syndrome is most common in young men who have just recovered from non-specific urethritis.’
    • ‘According to the HPSC, the most common STIs reported last year were anogenital warts, genital chlamydia infection and non-specific urethritis (infection of the bladder).’
    • ‘There isn't one specific cause of the STI non-specific urethritis, and it affects only men.’
    • ‘Among the most common infections are genital warts, chlamydia, candidiasis and non-specific urethritis.’
    • ‘In the developing world, the commonest diseases are gonorrhoea, syphilis, chancroid, and HIV infection, whereas in developed countries they are chlamydial infections, non-specific urethritis, genital warts, and herpes.’


non-specific urethritis