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urologist

specializes in urinary system diseases, as well as diseases of the male reproductive system

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female urethra length

1.5 inches

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meat/o

meatus

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meatus is the opening in the female between

the clitoris and the opening of the vagina

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prostate gland

urethra in a male is embedded in this

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kidney

main component of the urinary system. filteration

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ren/o, nephr/o

kidney

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ureter/o

ureter

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vesic/o, cyst/o

urinary bladder

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azot/o

urea

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urin/o, ur/o

urine

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urination, micturation, voiding

expelling urine

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-uria

condition of urine

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cortex

outer region. where the urine is formed

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cortex cradles the

nephron

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medulla

inner region, holds most of the collecting tube

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hilum

outer concave hollow notch

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arteriole

smallest artery

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renin

hormone the kidney secretes

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capillary

tinier blood vessels

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glomerul/o

glomerulus

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Bowman's capsule

cup shaped

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hydr/o

water

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glyc/o, glycos/o

sugar

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pyel/o

renal pelvis

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ureter

urine route out of the kidneys

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trigone

where the urine is then transferred to urethra

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sphincter

small muscles shaped like rings

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incontinence

inability to control bladder and/or bowels

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urinary retention

abnormal accumulation of urine in the bladder due to an inability to uriniate