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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
urologist
(yoo-RAHL-o-jist) A doctor who specializes in diseases of the urinary organs in females and the urinary and sex organs in males
urostomy
(yoo-RAHS-toe-mee) An operation to create an opening from inside the body to the outside, making a new way to pass urine
urothelial
Pertaining to the urothelium.
urothelium
The lining of the ureters, bladder, and urethra
ursodiol
(ur-so-DYE-ole) A drug that is used to dissolve gallstones in people who can’t have surgery to remove them. It is also being studied in the prevention of colorectal cancer. Ursodiol belongs More…
URTI
upper respiratory tract infection
US
ultrasound
uterus
(YOO-ter-us) The small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis. This is the organ in which a fetus develops. Also called the womb
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