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major waste product of protein metabolism; filtered by kidney and used in some diagnostic tests to determine the health status of the kidney
word that means located behind the lining of the abdominal cavity or outside the peritoneal cavity
combining form meaning inner or middle portion; used to describe the middle or inner portion of many organs
concave depression that serves as the point of attachment of the renal blood vessels, nerves, and ureter
proximal convoluted tubules
hollow tubes located between Bowman's capsule and the loops of Henle that are involved in reabsorption
loop of Henle
U-shaped turn in the convoluted tubule of the kidney located between the proximal and distal convoluted tubules that is involved in reabsorption; has ascending and descending loop
distal convoluted tubules
hollow tubes located between the loops of Henle and the collecting tubules that are involved in secretion
urination, excretion, voiding, elimination, micturition
5 terms used to describe the act of excreting urine
hormone produced by the kidney that stimulates red blood cell production in the bone marrow
hormone released by the posterior pituitary gland that suppresses urine formation by reabsorbing more water; abbreviated ADH
hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex that regulates electrolyte blanace via the reabsorption of sodium
surgical puncture of the urinary bladder, usually to collect urine; performed with needle and syringe
radiographic study of the urinary bladder after contrast material has been placed in the urinary bladder via a urethral catheter; the contrast material used in the urinary bladder is water-soluble
radiographic film of the urinary bladder after contrast material has been placed in the urinary bladder via a urethral catheter
radiographic study of the kidney (especially the renal pelvis) and ureters in which a dye is injected into a vein to define structures more clearly
radiographic study of the urinary bladder after air has been placed in the bladder via a urethral catheter
radiographic study of the kidney and ureters in which a contrast material is placed directly in the urinary bladder
insertion of a tube through the urethra into the urinary bladder (usually to collect urine)
feline lower urinary tract disease
common disease of cats in which cystitis, urethritis, and crystalluria are found; abbreviated FLUTD
urinary tract infection
invasion of microorganisms in the urinary system, which results in local cellular injury; abbreviated UTI
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