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haney medterm c15-12

Haney medterm c15-12

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A substance that tends to inhibit the growth and reproduction of microorganisms. antiseptic
The smallest branch of an artery. arteriole
Any health care procedure in which precautions are taken to prevent contamination of a person, object, or area by microorganisms. aseptic technique
Without symptoms. asymptomatic
The presence of excessive amounts of waste products of metabolism in the blood caused by failure of the kidneys to remove urea from the blood. azotemia
The cup-shaped end of the renal tubule containing a glomerulus. Bowman's capsule
An abnormal stone formed in the body tissues by an accumulation of mineral salts. calculus
The cup-shaped division of the renal pelvis through which urine passes from the renal tubules. calyx
A hollow, flexible tube that can be inserted into a body cavity or vessel for the purpose of instilling or withdrawing fluid. catheter
The outer layer of a body organ or structure. cortex
An instrument hat measures bladder capacity in relation to changing pressure. cystometer
An instrument used to view the interior of the bladder, ureter, or kidney. cystscope
Solution that contains water and electrolytes that passes through the artificial kidney to remove excess fluids and wastes from the blood. dialysate
The process of removing waste products from the blood when the kidneys are unable to do so. dialysis
Length of time the dialysis solution stays in the peritoneal cavity during peritoneal dialysis. dwell time
A hollow or depression, especially on the surface of the end of a bone. fossa
Substances that filter out of the blood through the thin walls of the glomeruli. glomerular filtrate
A ball-shaped collection of very tiny, coiled, and intertwined capillaries, located in the cortex of the kidney. glomerulus
The depression, or pit, of an organ where the vessels and nerves enter. hilum
The pressure exerted by a liquid. hydrostatic pressure
An opening or tunnel through any part of the body, as in the urinary meatus, which is the external opening of the urethra. meatus
The most internal part of a structure or organ. medulla
The act of eliminating the urine from the bladder. micturition
A kidney stone nephrolith
A condition of the kidney stones nephrolithiasis
Distinguishable by touch. palpable
A specific, serous membrane that covers the entire abdominal wall of the body and is reflected over the contained viscera. peritoneum
Inflammation of the peritoneum. peritonitis
Inflammation of the renal pelvis. pyelitis
Not permitting the passage of x-rays or other radiant energy. radiopaque
One of a pair of large arteries branching from the abdominal aorta that supplies blood to the kidneys, adrenal glands, and the ureters. renal artery
A stone formation in the kidney. renal calculus
Created by: binca1012