Oliguria: Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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What is the urine output amount for oliguria in adults?

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1. The presence of which of these medications, in large amounts, can cause oliguria?

2. Which of the following is a sign of a urinary tract obstruction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Oliguria occurs when a patient's urine output falls significantly below normal levels. The questions on this quiz/worksheet test you on fluid loss and draining of the bladder.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will answer questions on the quiz concerning:

  • A condition that can cause fluid loss
  • Medications that can cause oliguria
  • Urine output for adults with oliguria

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of oliguria to identify a possible treatment method
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about the symptoms of a urinary tract obstruction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which medications can contribute to oliguria

Additional Learning

Read or view the lesson titled Oliguria: Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment for further study. The following objectives are included:

  • Define and describe oliguria
  • Identify symptoms other than low urine output
  • Discuss conditions that can either cause or are related to oliguria
  • Examine possible treatment methodologies