One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A condition caused by blockage or irritation at the base of the bladder, resulting in severe pain and a strong desire to urinate.
- ‘It is indicated for sore throat, diphtheria, aphthae, carbuncles and swelling and erysipelas and strangury.’
- ‘They are useful in strangury fever arthritis, amenorrhoea, lumbago and neuropathy.’
- ‘This product is used to treat heat strangury due to down rushing of damp heat, heat combining in bladder.’
- ‘When non-toxic doses have produced strangury it may be relieved by opium and camphor, and large draughts of water.’
- ‘It mainly treats syphilitic strangury and turbidity, diarrhea, foot qi, welling abscesses, and swollen sores.’
Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek strangouria, from stranx, strang- ‘drop squeezed out’ + ouron ‘urine’.
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