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urinary system

TermDefinition
arteriole small artery
calciferol active form of vitamin D, secreted by the kidney
calxy, calix (calyces, calices) cup-like collecting region of the renal pelvis. The term comes from Greek, kalux meaning a cup or case surrounding a flower bud.
catheter tube for injecting of removing fluids.
cortex outer reigon of an organ; the renal cortex is the outer region of the kidney (cortical means pertaining to the cortex)
creatinine nitrogenous waste excreted in urine. Creatinine clearance is a measure of the efficiency of the kidnets in removing (clearing) creatine from the blood
electrolyte chemical element that carries an electrical charge when dissolved in water. Electrolytes are necessary for functioning of muscles and nerves. The kidneys maintain the proper balance of electrolytes and water in the blood.
erythropoietin (EPO) hormone secreted by the kidney to simulate the production of red blood cells by bone marrow.
Created by: ash95