The condition of finding bacteria in the urine. Under normal circumstances fresh urine excreted from the kidney is sterile. However, when urine passes through the urethra, it picks up a small amount of bacteria. Bacteriuria with 100,000 bacteria per ml. is highly suggestive of infection in the urinary tract.
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