micturition (n.) 1725, "the need very badly to urinate," from L. micturitum, from pp. of micturire "to desire to urinate," desiderative of mingere "to urinate," from PIE *meigh- "to urinate" (Cf. Skt. mehati "urinates;" Avestan maezaiti "urinates;" Gk. omeikhein "to urinate;" Armenian mizem "urinate;" Lith. minЕѕu "urinate;" O.E. migan "to urinate," micga "urine," meox "dung, filth"). As during the final 20 minutes of a 4-hour film after drinking a 32-ounce Mountain Dew from the snack bar and the movie ends with a drawn-out farewell scene while Frodo is standing on the pier and wavelets lap audibly on the dock the whole time as if the director was a sadist set on compounding your torment.

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  • Micturition syncope — or post micturition syncope is the name given to the human phenomenon of fainting shortly after or during urination. People often become pale, nauseated, sweaty and weak before they lose consciousness. Sometimes even defecating, coughing or… …   Wikipedia

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