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Nursing Fundamentals

Urinary Terms

TermDefinition
VOIDING emptying of the bladder
UROSEPSIS life-threatening blood-stream infection
STOMA opening in the abdominal wall
RESIDUAL URINE volume of urine remaining in the bladder after normal voiding
UROMETER device for measuring frequent and small amounts of urine from an indwelling urinary catheter
PROTEINURIA abnormally large amounts of protein in the urine
MICTURITION complex interaction between the bladder, urinary sphincter and central nervous system
URINE HAT collects urine in the toilet
GRADUATED MEASURING CONTAINER measures urine volume
URINARY INCONTINENCE involuntary loss of urine
URINARY REFLUX back flow of urine
HEMATURIA presence of blood in the urine
URINARY DIVERSION section of the intestine to create a storage reservoir/conduit for urine
DYSURIA pain/discomfort associated with voiding
URINARY CATHETERIZATION placement of a tube through the urethra into the bladder to drain urine
BACTERURIA bacteria in the urine
URETEROSTOMY (ileal conduit) a permanent incontinent urinary diversion created by transplanting the ureters into a closed-off portion of the intestinal ileium
SUPRAPUBIC CATHETER urinary drainage tube inserted surgically into the bladder through the abdominal wall above the symphysis bladder
BACTEREMIA life-threatening blood-stream infection
Created by: Smccunn