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Urinary system

Med terms

TermDefinition
cyst/o, vesic/o bladder
glomerul/o glomerulus
meat/o meatus (opening)
nephr/o, ren/o kidney
pyel/o renal pelvis
ureter/o ureter
urethr/o urethra
albumin/o albumin
azot/o urea, nitrogen
blast/o developing cell, germ cell
glyc/o, glycos/o sugar
hydr/o water
lith/o stone, calculus
noct/i night
olig/o scanty, few
son/o sound
tom/o cut, section
urin/o, ur/o urine, urinary tract
retention no pee comes out
urinalysis physical, chemical and microscopic analysis
centrifuge machine that tests pee
renal calculi kidney stones
nephrotic syndrome proteinuria, too much protein in the urine
hypoalbuminemia low albumin concentration in blood, resulting from loss of albumin from the blood through holes in the damaged glomeruli
edema general tissue swelling caused by accumulation of fluids in tissue spaces
acute glomerulonephritis most common form of kidney disease
cystitis infection of the bladder
ADH - antidiuretic hormone decreases urine production
anuria absence of urine
oliguria scanty amounts of urine
polyuria unusually large amounts of urine
hydronephrosis swelling of kidney due to water build up
renal colic pain cause by renal calculi (stones)
Created by: Mika42016