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Urinary Sys Terms

A&P CH17 Urinary System Clinical Terms

TermDefinition
anuria absence of urine due to failure of kidney function or to an obstruction in a urinary pathway
bacteriuria bacteria in urine
cystectomy surgical removal of the urinary bladder
cystitis inflammation of the urinary bladder
cystoscope instrument used to visually examine the interior of the urinary bladder
cystotomy incision of the urinary bladder wall
diuresis increased urine excretion
diuretic substance that increases urine production
dysuria painful or difficult urination
hematuria blood in urine
incontinence inability to control urination or defecation reflexes
nephrectomy surgical removal of a kidney
nephrolithiasis kidney stones
nephroptosis movable or displaced kidney
oliguria scanty urine output
polyuria excess urine output
pyelolithotomy removal of a stone from the renal pelvis
pyelonephritis inflammation of the renal pelvis
pyelotomy incision into the renal pelvis
pyuria pus (white blood cells) in urine
uremia accumulation in blood of substances ordinarily excreted in urine
ureteritis inflammation of the ureter
urethritis inflammation of the urethra
 



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