Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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urachal carcinoma
Rare cancer that commonly arises in the dome of the urinary bladder at the vesicourachal junction
urachus
(YOU-rah-kus) A fibrous cord that connects the urinary bladder to the umbilicus (navel). The urachus is formed as the allantoic stalk during fetal development and lasts through life. Also More…
uracil
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents
urea nitrogen
A chemical in the blood produced by the breakdown of protein. Urea nitrogen is removed from the blood by the kidneys. Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) tests are sometimes done to see how well the More…
uremic
Involving excess nitrogenous waste products in the urine, usually due to kidney insufficiency
ureter
(yoo-REE-ter) The tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder
ureteritis
Inflammation of the ureter
ureteronephrectomy
Surgery to remove a kidney and its ureter. Also called nephroureterectomy
ureteroscopy
An examination of the inside of the kidney and ureter. A thin, lighted tube (called a ureteroscope) is passed through the urethra into the bladder, ureter, and renal pelvis (part of the More…
urethra
(yoo-REE-thra) The tube through which urine leaves the body. It empties urine from the bladder
urethrography
Radiographic imaging of the urethra
urinalysis
A test that determines the content of the urine
urinary
Having to do with urine or the organs of the body that produce and get rid of urine
urinary bladder
Organ that stores urine.
urinary tract
(YOO-rin-air-ee) The organs of the body that produce and discharge urine. These include the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra
urine
(YOO-rin) Fluid containing water and waste products. Urine is made by the kidneys, stored in the bladder, and leaves the body through the urethra
urine culture
Test done on a sample of urine which is smeared on a special culture media in the lab and allowed to grow. It is then examined.
urine cytology
Tests performed on cells in urine to detect disease
urokinase
A drug that dissolves blood clots or prevents them from forming
urologic oncologist
(yoor-uh-LAHJ-ik on-KOL-o-jist) A doctor who specializes in treating cancers of the urinary system
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