MedT Ch 7 Def

  1. Inflammation of the glomeruli within the kidney.
  2. Inflammation of the connective tissue that lies between the renal tubules.
    Interstitial nephritis
  3. Kidney stones (renal calculi)
  4. Group of clinical signs and symptoms caused by excessive protein loss in urine.
    Nephrotic syndrome (nephrosis)
  5. Multiples fluid-filled sacs (cysts) within and on the kidney.
    Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
  6. Inflammation on the lining of the renal pelvis and renal parenchyma.
  7. Cancerous tumor of the kidney in adulthood.
    Renal cell carcinoma (hypernephroma)
  8. Kidney decreases excretion of wastes as a result of impaired filtration function.
    Renal failure
  9. High blood pressure resulting from kidney disease.
    Renal hypertension
  10. Malignant tumor of the kidney occurring in childhood.
    Wilms tumor
  11. Malignant tumor of the urinary bladder.
    Bladder cancer
  12. Antidiuretic hormone is not secreted adequately, or the kidney is resistant to its effect.
    Diabetes insipidus
  13. Insulin is not secreted adequately or not used properly in the body.
    Diabetes mellitus
  14. Measurement of urea levels in blood.
    Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)
  15. Measurement of the rate at which creatinine is cleared from the blood by the kidney.
    Creatinine clearance
  16. X-ray images show multiple cross-sectional and other views of organs and tissues.
    CT Scan
  17. X-ray examinatino (without contrast) of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder.
    Kidneys, ureters, and bladder (KUB)
  18. X-ray examination (with contrast) of the blood vessels of the kidney.
    Renal angiography
  19. X-ray imaging of the renal pelvis and ureters after injection of contrast through a urinary catheter into the ureters from the bladder.
    Retrograde pyelogram (RP)
  20. X-ray record (with contrast) of the urinary bladder and urethra obtained while the patient is voiding.
    Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG)
  21. Imaging of urinary tract structures using high-frequency sound waves.
  22. Image of the kidney after injection a radioactive substance (radioisotope) into the bloodstream.
    Radioisotope scan
  23. Changing magnetic field produces images of the kidney and surrounding structures in three planes of the body.
    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  24. Direct visualization of the urethra and urinary bladder with an endoscope (cystoscope).
  25. Process of separating nitrogenous waste materials from the blood.
  26. Use of an artificial kidney machine that receives waste-filled blood from the patient's bloodstream, filters it, and returns the dialyzed blood to the patient's body.
    Hemodialysis (HD)
  27. Use of a peritoneal catheter to introduce fluid into the peritoneal (abdominal) cavity; chemical properties of the fluid cause wastes in the capillaries of the peritoneum to pass out of the bloodstream and into the fluid and then removed by catheter.
    Peritoneal dialysis (PD)
  28. Urinary tract stones are crushed.
  29. Dilation of narrowed areas in renal arteries.
    Renal angioplasty
  30. Removal of kidney tissue for microscopic examination.
    Renal biopsy
  31. Sugical transfer of a kidney from a donor to a recipient.
    Renal transplantation
  32. Passage of a flexible, tubular instrument through the urethra into the urinary bladder.
    Urinary catheterization
  33. small artery
  34. cup-like collection region of the renal pelvis
    calyx or calix
  35. tube for injecting or removing fluids
  36. outer region of an organ
  37. nitrogenous waste excreted in urine
  38. chemical element that carries an electrical charge when dissolved in water
  39. hormone secreted by the kidney to stimulate the production of red blood cells by bone marrow
    erythropoietin (EPO)
  40. process whereby some substances, but not all, pass through a filter (kidney=glomerulus)
  41. enclosing structure surrounding each glomerulus; collects the material that is filtered from the blood through the walls of the glomerulus
    glomerular capsule OR Bowman capsule
  42. tiny ball of capillaries (microscopic blood vessels) in the kidneys
    glomerulus (pl: glomeruli)
  43. depression in an organ where blood vessels and nerves enter and leave
  44. one of two bean-shaped organs on either side of the backbone in the lumbar region; filters nitrogenous wastes from the bloodstream to form urine
  45. opening or canal
  46. inner region of an organ
  47. combination of glomerulus and renal tubule where filtration, reabsorption, and secretion take place in the kidney
  48. substance containing nitrogen and excreted in urine
    nitrogenous waste
  49. an electrolyte regulated by the kidney so that a proper concentration is maintained within the blood
    potassium (K+)
  50. process whereby renal tubules return materials necessary to the body back into the bloodstream
  51. blood vessel that carries blood to the kidney
    renal artery
  52. central collecting region in the kidney
    renal pelvis
  53. microscopic tubes in the kidney where urine is formed after filtration
    renal tubule
  54. blood vessel that carries blood away from the kidney and toward the heart
    renal vein
  55. hormone secreted by the kidney; it raises blood pressure by influencing vasoconstriction
  56. an electrolyte regulated in the blood and urine by the kidneys
    sodium (Na+)
  57. triangular area in the urinary bladder
  58. major nitrogenous waste excreted in urine
  59. one of the two tubes leading from the kidneys to the urinary bladder
  60. tube leading from the urinary bladder to the outside of the body
  61. nitrogenous waste excreted in the urine
    uric acid
  62. hollow, muscular sac that holds and stores urine
    urinary bladder
  63. process of expelling urine; also called micturition
    urinating (voiding)
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MedT Ch 7 Def
HLHS 101: Ch. 7 Urinary System Definitions