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M6 13-005

Exam 7: GU Vocab

Anasarca Severe, generalized edema
Anuria Urinary output of less than 100 to 250 ml in 24 hours
Asthenia General feeling of tiredness and listlessness
Azotemia Retention of excessive amounts of nitrogenous compound in the blood
Dialysis Medical procedure for the removal of certain elements for the blood or lymph by virtue of the difference in their rates of diffusion through an external semi-permeable membrane or,in the case of peritoneal dialysis, through the peritoneum
Hematuria Blood in the urine
Hydronephrosis The dilation of the renal pelvis and calyces
Nephrotoxin Substances with specific destructive properties for the kidneys, such as certain antibiotics, heavy metals, solvents, and chemicals
Nocturia Excessive urination at night
Oliguria A diminished capacity to form and pass urine (less than 500 mL in 24 hours); result is that the end products of metabolism cannot be excreted efficiently
Pyuria Pus in the urine
Residual urine Urine remaining in the urinary tract after voiding
Created by: jtzuetrong