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MT Short Course Sy11

Urinary System Abbreviations and Terms

QuestionAnswer
cyst/o vesic/o urinary bladder
nephr/o ren/o kidney
pyel/o renal pelvis
ureter/o ureter
urethr/o urethra
ARF acute renal failure
BUN blood urea nitrogen (blood test); checks for kidney disease
CAPD continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
CKD chronic kidney disease
CRF chronic renal failure; progressive loss of kidney function
HD hemodialysis; removal of waste materials from the blood using a machine
KUB kidneys, ureters, bladder (x-ray)
RP retrograde pyelogram
UA urinalysis
UTI urinary tract infection
K+ potassium; an electrolyte
Na+ sodium; an electrolyte
IVP x-ray of the kidney after injection of contrast in a vein; intra-venous pyelogram
ESWL destruction of stone using shock waves; extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
cysto or cystoscope visual exam of the urinary bladder using an instrument (scope)
GFR glomerular filtration rate (measured to document stages of kidney disease)
Created by: cskinner