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Ch 12 P Terms

Acquiring Medical Language

TermDefinition
antispasmodic drug used to prevent spasms
cystectomy surgical removal of the bladder
cystolithectomy surgical removal of a stone in the bladder
cystostomy creation of an opening in the bladder
diuretic agent that causes urination
extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) breakdown of kidney stones using sound waves generated outside the body
fulguration use of an electric current to destroy tissue
heminephrectomy surgical removal of half a kidney
heminephroureterectomy surgical removal of half a kidney and a ureter
hemodialysis procedure for removing waste from the bloodstream
intracorporeal lithotripsy breakdown of kidney stones using a device placed inside the body
kidney dialysis procedure for removing waste from the blood (a shorter name for hemodialysis)
laparonephrectomy surgical removal of a kidney through the abdomen
lithectomy surgical removal of a stone
lithocystotomy incision into the bladder to remove a stone
lithonephrotomy incision into a kidney to remove a stone
lithotripsy breakdown of a stone
meatoplasty surgical reconstruction of opening of the urethra
meatorrhaphy suture of the opening of the urethra
meatotomy incision into the opening of the urethra
nephrectomy surgical removal of a kidney through the abdomen
nephrocystanastomosis opening of the passageway between a kidney and the bladder
nephrolithotomy incision into a kidney to remove a stone
nephropexy surgical fixation of a kidney
nephrorrhaphy suture of a kidney
nephrostomy creation of an opening in a kidney
nephrotomy incision in to a kidney
nephrotoxin agent poisonous to a kidney
nephroureterectomy surgical removal of a kidney and ureter
pyelolithotomy incision in to a renal pelvis to remove a stone
pyeloplasty surgical reconstruction of a renal pelvis
pyelostomy creation of an opening in a renal pelvis
pyelotomy incision into a renal pelvis
renal angioplasty surgical reconstruction of a kidney blood vessel
ureteroileostomy creation of an opening between a ureter and the ileum (a portion of the small intestine)
ureteronephrectomy surgical removal of a kidney and ureter
ureteroplasty surgical reconstruction of a ureter
ureterorrhaphy suture of a ureter
urethrectomy surgical removal of the urethra
urethropexy surgical fixation of the urethra
urethroplasty surgical reconstruction of the urethra
urethrotomy incision into the urethra
urinary catheterization insertion of a catheter into the bladder to drain urine
urostomy creation of an opening in the urinary tract, normally to divert urine flow away from a diseased bladder
vesicostomy creation of an opening in the bladder
vesicotomy incision in to the bladder
balanoplasty surgical reconstruction of the penis
circumcision surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis
epididymectomy surgical removal of the epididymis
epididymotomy incision in to the epididymis
hydrocelectomy surgical removal of a hydrocele
orchidectomy surgical removal of a testicle
orchidopexy surgical fixation of a testicle
orchidotomy incision into a testicle
prchiectomy surgical removal of a testicle
orchiopexy surgical fixation of a testicle
orchioplasty surgical reconstruction of a testicle
prostatectomy surgical removal of the prostate
prostatolithotomy incision into the prostate to remove a stone
prostatovesiculectomy surgical removal of the prostate and seminal vesicles
spermicide agent that kills sperm
spermolytic agent that kills sperm
transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) procedure of removing all or part of the prostate by the insertion of a resectoscope into the urethra
vasectomy surgical removal of the vas deferens
vasovasotomy creation of an opening between two vessels; this is the technical term for a vasectomy reversal
vesiculectomy surgical removal or the seminal vesicles
Created by: DarrinWan