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nephr/o

kidneys (removes waste from blood)

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ren/o

kidneys (removes waste from blood)

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pyel/o

renal pelvis (collects urine)

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ureter/o

ureter (carries urine from kidneys to bladder)

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cyst/o

bladder

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vesic/o

bladder

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urethr/o

urethra (passes urine from bladder to outside of body)

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urin/o

urine

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ur/o

urine

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-uria

urine

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albumin/o

albumin (type of protein

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glyc/o

sugar

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glycos/o

sugar

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lith/o

stones (form in the kidney and travel through urinary system)

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calculus

refers to stone

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calculi (pH)

refers to stone

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urea

waste product

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UA or ua

urinary analysis

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KUB

kidneys-ureter- bladder

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IVP

intravenous pyelogram (x-rays done of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder)

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cath

catheter

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ARF

acute renal failure (sudden kidney failure)

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CRF

Chronic renal failure (kidney failure slowly after time)

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UTI

urinary tract infection

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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

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incontinence, enuresis

involuntary urination

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olgi/o

scanty, very little, few

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noct/i

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/attachment

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-tripsy

surgical crushing

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hemodialysis

a machine that filters blood

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-lysis

breaking down ,destruction

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-rrhaphy

suturing, stitching

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diuretic

agent that increases the amount of urine

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sepsis

infection that spreads through bloodstream

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incontinence, enuresis

involuntary urination

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albumin/o

albumin (protein)