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Ch 7

The Language of Medicine Chabner 8th ed

caliceal Pertaining to a calyx (cup-shaped collecting chamber in the central portion of the kidney)
urinary meatal stenosis narrowing of the urethra at the external meatus
creatinine waste product of muscle metabolism; nitrogenous waste excreted in urine
medullary pertaining to the medulla or inner region
cystocele hernia of the urinary bladder
vesicoureteral relux (VUR) Backflow of urine from the bladder into the ureters.
azotemia Nitrogen increased amounts of nitrogenous wastes in the blood.
nocturia Excessive urination at night.
oliguria Scanty urination
dysuria Difficult, painful urination
polyuria Excessive urination
anuria No urine is produced
urinary retention lack of ability to urinate
polydispia Condition of increased thirst
bacteriuria Bacteria in the urine
enuresis Bedwetting "in-urine"
IVP intravenous pyelogram
BUN blood urea nitrogen; measurement of urea levels
cysto cystoscopic exam; urinary bladder
Na+ sodium electrolyte
UTI urinary tract infection
ESWL extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
hemodialysis artifical kidney machine
CAPD continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
renal biopsy removal of kidney tissue for microscopic exam
renal angiography dilation of narrowed areas in renal arteries
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