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Medical Terminology

Abbreviations and Acronyms of the Urinary System

ARF acute renal failure
AV fistula arteriovenous fistula
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy [hyperplasia]
Cath catheter; catheterize; catheterization
CKD chronic kidney disease
cysto cystoscopy
DRE digital rectal examination
ESRD end-stage renal disease
ESWL extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
GFR glomerular filtration rate
GU genitourinary
HD hemodialysis
KUB kidney, ureter, bladder x
PD peritoneal dialysis
RRT renal replacement therapy
UA urinalysis
UTI urinary tract infection
PKD polycystic kidney disease
OAB overactive bladder
IVP intravenous pyelogram
PSA prostate
CAPD continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
CCPD continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis
APD automated peritoneal dialysis
TURP transurethral resection and prostatectomy
VUR vesicoureteral reflux
Created by: ainnes



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