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General vocab wk2

General Surgery vocab wk 2

urinary bladder hollow, muscular sac that holds and stores urine
urethra tube leading from bladder to outside of body
ureter 1 of 2 tubes leading from kidney to urinary bladder
urea major nitrogenous waste excreted in urine
trigone triangular area in the urinary bladder
sodium electrolyte regulated in the blood and urine by the kidneys
renal vein blood vessel that carries blood away fromt he kidney toward the heart
renal tubule microscopic tubes in the kidney where urine is formed
renal pelvis central collecting region in kidney
renal artery blood vessel that carries blood to kidney
pyloric sphincter ring of muscle at the end of stomach
pharynx throat
nephron combination of glomerulus and renal tubule where filtration, reabsorption, and secretion take place
medulla inner region of organ
kidney 1 of 2 bean shaped organ filters nitrogenous wastes from the bloodstream to form urine
hilum depression in an organ where blood vessels and nerves enter and leave
glomerulus tiny ball of capillaries in the kidney
glomerular capsule enclosing structure surrounding each glomerulus
filtration process where some substances pass through a filter
electrolyte chemical element that carries an electrical charge when dissolved in water
duodenum 1st part small intestine
creatinine nitogenous waste excreted in urine
cortex outer region of an organ
catheter tube for injecting and removing fluids
calyx cup-like collecting region of renal pelvis
Created by: a1h12