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Med Terms VII CMA

Med Terms for CMA The Urinary System

QuestionAnswer
NEPHR/O, REN/O KIDNEYS
PYEL/O RENAL PELVIS
UR/O, URIN/O URINE
URETER/O URETERS
CYST/O URINARY BLADDER
URETHRA/O URETHRA
NEPHR/O, REN/O KIDNEYS
PYEL/O RENAL PELVIS
UR/O, URIN/O URINE
URETER/O URETERS
CYST/O URINARY BLADDER
URETHRA/O URETHRA
home/o sameness
-stasis control
-lithiasis the presence of stones
dia- complete or through
-lysis separation
-tripsy to crush
Nephrons (NEF-rons) Functional units of the kidneys That form urine by theprocesses of filtration, reabsorption, and secretion.
The ureters narrow tubes, each about 10 to 12 inches long. Each ureter carries urine from a kidney to the urinary bladder.
The urinary bladder is a hollow muscular organ that is a reservoir for urine
The urethra the tube extending from the bladder to the outside of the body.
stone, calculus is an abnormal mineral deposit
Nephrolithiasis a disorder characterized by the presenceof stones in the kidney
Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder
Incontinence the inability to control excretory functions
Diuretics medications administered to increase urine secretion to rid the body of excess sodium and water
Dialysis a procedure to remove waste products from the blood of patients whose kidneys no longer function
Lithotripsy the destruction of a kidney, urinary, or bladder stone with the use of high-energyultrasonic waves traveling through water or gel
Created by: dkot