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nephr/o
ren/o

kidneys - removes waste from blood

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pyel/o

renal pelvis- collects urince and passes to ureter

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ureter/o

ureter- carries urine from kidneys to bladder

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cyst/o vesic/o

bladder- hollow organ that holds urine

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urethr/o

urethra-passes urine from bladder to outside the body

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urin/o
ur/o
uria

urine-liquid waste produced by the kidneys

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albumin/o

albumin-type of protein

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glyc/o
glycos/o

glucose-in urine of diabetes

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lith/o

stone-form in the kidney and travel through urinary system

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calculus, calculi(plural)

terms that refer to stones

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urea

waste product (physicians use to diagnose kidney disorders)

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ua
UA

urinalysis

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KUB

kidneys ureter bladder

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IVP

intravenous pyselogram

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cath

catheter; catheterization
a flexible tube inserted into the bladder to drain urine

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ARF

acute renal failure
sudden kidney failure

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CRF

chronic renal failure
loss of kidney function slowly over time

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UTI

urinary tract infection
bacterial infection of bladder or urethra

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BUN

blood urea nitrogen
test done to see how well kidneys are working

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micturition, voiding

urination, excretion of urine from the body

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incontinence, enuresis

involuntary urination
inability to control excretory functions

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olig/o

scanty, few, very little
very little urine produced or excreted

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cystolithotomy

surgical incision to remove stone from the bladder

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not/i

night
nocturia- urinating at night

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uremia

blood in the urine

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ptosis

drooping, sagging, floating

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pexy

surgical fixation

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tripsy

surgical crushing

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hemodialysis

hem/o=blood
dia=through

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lysis

breaking down; destruction

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rrphapy

stiches
cystorraphy- sitching up the bladder

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diuretic

agent that increases the amount of urine

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sepsis

an infection that spreads through the bloodstream