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Glossary U-Z

14 years 2 months ago #175 by wendy
ureter -One of two tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

urethra - female: a tube of appr. 3 cm located above the vagine that drains the urine from the bladder

urethra- male - the tube extending from the tip of the bladder through the penis, that drains urine from the bladder

ureteroscopy - Also known as URS. A ureteroscope is inserted through the urethra and bladder to inspect the ureters. Often used for retrieval of kidney stones.

ureteroscopy - Also known as URS. A ureteroscope is inserted through the urethra and bladder to inspect the ureters. Often used for retrieval of kidney stones.

ureterotomy -Incision and stenting of a narrow ureter.

urinary diversion - A term used when the bladder is removed or the normal structures are being bypassed and an opening is made in the urinary system to divert urine. The flow of urine is diverted through an opening in the abdominal wall.

urinary dysfunction -Abnormal urination, patterns or bladder habits, including wetting, dribbling and other urination control problems.

urinary frequency- Urination eight or more times a day.

urinary incontinence- Involuntary loss of urine associated with a sudden strong urge to urinate.

urinary incontinence - Inability to control urination.

urostomy - An opening through the skin to the urinary tract to allow urine to drain when normal voiding is not possible.

UTI -Also referred to as urinary tract infection. An illness caused by harmful bacteria growing in the urinary tract.

UVJ - Also referred to as ureterovesical junction. Where the ureter meets the bladder.

vesicoureteral reflux - Also referred to as VUR. An abnormal condition in which urine backs up from the bladder into the ureters and occasionally into the kidneys, raising the risk of infection.

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