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(1) The number of regular recurrences of an event during a given period of time. Examples in medicine are the heartbeat, and sound vibrations in the EAR or vocal cords.

(2) The word is also used to describe frequent passage of urine, a symptom that is usually caused by disorders in the urinary tract – for example, an infection; or any systemic disease which increases the daily output of urine – for example, DIABETES MELLITUS and DIABETES INSIPIDUS or disorders of the kidney.

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