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Urology Ch6 Notes

NHTC 6 Urology - Notes

urology (ur/o) study of the male urinary and reproductive systems and the female urinary system
urologist physician specializing in the male and female urinary tract and the male genital tract
urinary system kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra
kidneys (nephr/o, ren/o) 1. produce & eliminate urine 2. remove toxic wastes and excess essential substances through urine and return necessary substances to blood. 3. control blood volume & regulate blood pressure
ureters (ureter/o) transport urine from kidneys to bladder
bladder (cyst/o, vesic/o) receives urine from the ureters for elimination
urethra (urethr/o) discharges urine from the body via urethral meatus (opening) (meat/o)
male reproductive system primary sex organs, secondary sex organs
primary sex organs 1. testes/testicles - (test/o, orch/o, orchid/o, orchi/o). 2. scrotum (scrot/o)
primary sex organs reproductive glands that produce sperm & male hormones
scrotom (scrot/o) contains testicles
sperm transporting ducts - epiddymis, vas deferens, ejaculatory ducts, urethra
secondary sex organs 1. sperm 2. accessory glands 3. copulatory organ
accessory glands seminal vesicles, prostate gland (prostat/o), cowper glands
copulatory organ penis (pen/o)
Created by: rmlgray