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Ureters

10-12" tubes that carry urine from the renal pelvis to the bladder

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Urethra

The canal from the bladder that takes urine to the outside of the body

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Anuria

Without urine

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Calculus

Stone (May cause severe pain and/or an obstruction)

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Diuresis

Increase in urinary output

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Dysuria

Related to difficult or painful urination

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Frequency

The urge to urinate often (more than once within 2 hours or 6-7 times within a day)

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Hematuria

Related to blood within the urine

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Nephrolithiasis or renal calculi

Condition of kidney stones

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Nocturia

Related to night time urination

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Oliguria

Related to scanty urination

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Polyuria

Related to excessive urination

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Pyuria

Related to bacteria in urine

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Turbid

Cloudy

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Urgency

Extreme sensation of need to urinate

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Catheterization

The process of using a flexible plastic tube (to empty the bladder, for example)

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Dialysis

Process by which blood is artificially filtered

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Lithotripsy

Process or procedure of crushing or destroying stones