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1

kidneys

constantly filter the blood to remove waste products and excess water

2

renal pelvis

funnel shaped area inside each kidney where newly formed urine collects and then flows into the ureters

3

ureters

two narrow tubes about 10-12 inches long that transport urine from the kidney to the bladder

4

peristalsis

series of wave-like contractions

5

urinary bladder

oval, hollow muscular organ that is a reservoir for urine before it's excreted from the body

6

urethra

tube extending from the bladder to the exterior of the body

7

pyeloplasty

surgical repair of the ureter and renal pelvis

8

incontinence

the inability to control the excretion of urine, feces, or both

9

hemodialysis

process by which waste products are filtered directly from a patients' blood

10

cystitis

inflammation of the bladder

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oliguria

condition where there's a small amount of urine

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anuria

absence of urine formation by the kidneys