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Urinary system vocabulary
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A process that separates materials based on the size of their particles.
enclosing structure surrounding each glomerulus
A ball of capillaries surrounded by Bowman's capsule in the nephron and serving as the site of filtration in the vertebrate kidney.
inability to control bladder and/or bowels
Filters waste from the blood like urea, water, salt and proteins.
functional unit of the kidney
the removal of wastes from the blood by artificial means
selectively returns 99% of substances from filtrate to blood in renal tubules and collecting ducts
selectively moves substances from blood to filtrate in renal tubules and collecting ducts
A duct leading from the kidney to the urinary bladder.
tube leading from the urinary bladder to the outside of the body
examination of urine
urinary tract infection (UTI)
invasion of pathogenic organisms (commonly bacteria) in the urinary tract, especially the urethra and bladder; symptoms include dysuria, urinary frequency, and malaise
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