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Urinary Terms

Vocabulary related to the Urinary System

Which kidney structure contains renal pyramids and renal columns? The medulla
Inflammation and infection restricted to the kidneys, ureters, and renal pelvis is known as? An upper urinary tract infection or pyelonephritis
Through which anatomical regions does the genitourinary tract extend? It extends from the renal cortex to the urethral meatus.
A lower urinary tract infection in males can affect which possible body areas? Urethra, bladder, prostate
Pyelonephritis and Cystitis both have similar symptoms, which include fever, pain between the ribs and ileum ( a.k.a. _______ pain) and tenderness around a rib and vertebrae (described as thoracic ____________ tenderness). Flank; Costovertebral angle (CVA)
What is the general term for bacteria species associated with fecal contamination? Coliforms
Lower UTIs that extend to a woman's urethra can put her at risk for which urinary condition? What other conditions share similar symptoms? Acute Urethral Syndrome (AUS); Other conditions include STDs and vaginitis
Created by: rowleea