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condition of urea in the blood (a toxic condition) resulting from disease of the kidney in which waste products are in the blood that are normally excreted by the kidney (also called uremia)
abnormal condition of water in the kidney (distention of the renal pelvis with urine because of an obstruction)
congenital defect in which the urinary meatus is located on the upper surface of the penis
congenital defect in which the urinary meatus is located on the underside of the penis, a similar defect can occur in the female
loss of kidney function resulting in its inability to remove waste products from the body and maintain electrolye balance
extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
a noninvasive treatment for removal of kidney stone(s) or urethral stone(s). By using ultrasound and fluoroscopic imaging, the stone is positioned at a focal point. repeated firing of shock waves renders the stone into fragments that pass from the body in the urine
destruction of living tissue with an electric spark (commonly used to destroy bladder growths)
radiographic image of the urinary tract (with contrast medium injected intravenously)
(graphic) record of the kidney (a nuclear medicine test produced by radioactivity after injection a radiopharmaceutical, or radioactive material, into the blood)
radiographic image of the urinary tract (contrast medium is instilled through urethral catheters by a cystoscope)
radiographic imaging of the bladder and the urethra (radiopaque dye is instilled in the bladder. radiographic images are taken of the bladder and during urination)
a simple radiographic image of the abdomen. used to view the kidneys, ureters, and bladder to determine size, shape, and location. also used to identify calculi in the kidney, ureters, or bladder, or to diagnose intestinal blockage
blood urea nitrogen
a blood test that measure the amount of urea in the blood; used to determine kidney function. increased indicates renal dysfunction
a blood test that measure the amount of creatinine in the blood. elevated amount may indicate impaired kidney function
a test performed on a urine specimin to measure the concentrating or diluting ability of the kidneys
albumin in the urine (albumin is important blood protein, but when found in urine indicates a kidney problem)
study of the urinary tract (a branch of medicine dealing with diseases of the male and female urinary systems and the male reproductive system)
procedure for removing impurities from the blood because of an inability of the kidneys to do so
procedure for removing toxic wastes when the kidney is unavailable to do so; the peritoneal cavity is used as the receptacle for the fluid used in the dialysis
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