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Genitourinary System

Diagnosis, symptomatic, and related terms
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anuria
Absence of urine production or urinary output
azotemia
Retention of excessive amounts of nitrogenous compounds in the blood.
dysuria
Painful or difficult urination, commonly described as a burning sensation while urinating.
end stage renal disease (ESRD)
Condition in which kidney function is permanently lost.
enuresis
Involuntary discharge of urine. Also called incontinence.
fistula
Abnormal passage from a hallow organ to the surface or from one organ to another.
frequency
voiding urine at frequent intervals.
hesitancy
Involuntary delay in initiating urination.
hydronephrosis
Abnormal dilation of the renal pelvis and the calyces of one or both kidneys due to pressure from accumulated urine that cannot flow past an obstruction in the urinary tract.
nephrotic syndrome
Loss of large amounts of plasma protein, usually albumin by way of urine due to increased permeability of glomerular membrane.
nocturia
Excessive or frequent urination after going to bed.
oliguria
Diminished capacity to form and pass urine, resulting in inefficient excretion of the end products of metabolism.
poly cystic kidney disease (PKD)
Inherited disease in which sacs of fluid called cysts develop in the kidneys.
urgency
feeling of the need to void immediately.
vesicoureteral reflux (VUR)
Disorder caused by the failure of urine to pass through the ureters to the bladder, usually due to impairment of the valve between the ureter and bladder or obstruction in the ureter.
Wilms tumor
Rapid developing malignant neoplasm of the kidney that usually occurs in children.
anorchidism
Congenital absence of one or both tests; also called anorchia or anorchism.
aspermia
Failure to form or ejaculate semen.
balanitis
Inflammation of the skin covering the glans penis.
epispadia
Malformation in which the urethra opens on the dorsum of the penis.
erectile dysfunction (ED)
Repeated inability to initiate or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse.
hydrocele
Accumulation of serous fluid in a saclike cavity, especially the testes and associated structure.
phimosis
Stenosis or narrowing of preputial orifice so that the foreskin cannot be retracted over the glans penis.
sterility
Inability to produce offspring; in the male, inability to fertilize the ovum.
varicocele
Swelling and distention of veins of the spermatic cord
Pyelonephritis
Bacteria invade the renal pelvis and kidney tissue.
Glomerulonephritis
any condition that causes the glomerular walls to become inflamed.
Nephrolithiasis
Stones may form in any part of the urinary tract, but most arise in the kidney.
Bladder neck Obstruction
blockage of the bladder outlet. May be caused by an enlarged prostate glands (prostatic hyypertrophy) or by the presence of an obstructive mass such as a calculus, blood clot, or tumor.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
The prostate enlarges and decreases the urethral lumen.
Inability to empty the bladder completely may cause cystitis
Cryptorchidism
failure of the testes to descend into the scrotal sac prior to birth.
Acute Tubular Necrosis
Two major causes of acute tubular necrosis (ATN) are ischemia and nephrotoxic injury. The tubular portion of the nephron is injured through either decreased blood supply or presence of toxic substances
Azotemia, uremia
wastes (urea, creatinine, and uric acid) in the blood.
Chronic renal failure
failure that occurs over a period of years, whereby the kidneys lose their ability to maintain volume and composition of body fluids with normal dietary intake; condition is due to deficiency in the total number of functioning nephrons in the kidneys
Hypospadias
developmental anomaly in the man in which the urethra opens on the underside of the penis or, in extreme cases, on the perineum.
Cystography
radiography of the urinary bladder using a contrast medium, used to diagnose tumors or defects in the bladder wall, vesicoureteral reflux, stones, or other pathological conditions of the bladder.
Pyelogram
radiography of the ureters and renal pelvis.
Urography
radiography of the urinary tract after introduction of contrast medium.
BUN (blood urea nitrogen)
Assesses kidney function by determining the nitrogen in blood in the form of urea (increased BUN usually indicates decreased renal function
Urine Culture and sensitivity (C&S
used to determine the sensitivity of a urinary pathogen to the effects of various antibiotics
Nephrolithotomy
incision of a kidney to remove a stone
Diuretics
agents that promote the secretion of urine.
Estrogen hormones
hormones used in men to suppress gonadotropic and testicular androgenic hormones; used to treat some pro static cancers.
Gonadotropin
hormonal preparation used to raise sperm count in infertility cases.
Spermicidals
substances that destroy sperm; used within the woman's vagina for contraception
Uricosurics
agents that increase the urinary excretion of uric acid; used to great gout.
pH
hydrogen ion concentration, degree of acidity.