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Medical Terminology

Urinary System

kidneys bean-shaped organs that filter the blood and form urine
ureters slender tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder
urinary bladder muscular, hollow organ that temporarily holds urine
urethra narrow tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body
renal pelvis reservoir in each kidney that collects urine and passes it to the ureter
urine pale yellow liquid waste product made up of 95% water
urinary meatus opening through which urine passes to the outside of the body
urinary tract organs and ducts responsible for the elimiation of urine
cyst bladder, sac
hem blood
hemat blood
lith stone, calculus
nephr kidney
noct night
olig scanty, few
pyel renal pelvis
ren kidney
ur, urin urination, urine, urinary tract
ureter ureter
urethr urethra
-emia blood condition
-gram record, radiographic image
-graphy process of recording, radiographic imaging
-iasis condition
-pexy surgical fixation, suspension
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture, repair
-tripsy surgical crushing
hemodialysis procedure for removing toxic waste from the blood because of an inability of the kidneys to do so
incontinence inability to control the bladder
renal calculi stones in the kidney
renal transplant surgical procedure for replacement of a diseased kidney by a donor kidney
urinalysis laboratory test in which multiple routine tests are done on a urine specimen
UA urinalysis
urinary catheterization procedure that involves the passage of a catheter into the urinary bladder to withdraw urine
urinary tract infection infection of one or more organs of the urinary tract
void to pass urine
UTI urinary tract infection
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