Items Tagged ‘U’

December 5, 2001

Urethral mucosa

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Moist lining of the urethra.

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December 5, 2001

Ureteral

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Pertaining to the ureter. Also referred to as ureteric.

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December 5, 2001

Ureteral stones

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A kidney stone that has moved down into the ureter.

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December 5, 2001

Undifferentiated

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Cells or tissues that do not have specialized ("mature") structures or functions.

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December 5, 2001

Ureters

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The tubes that carry the urine from each kidney to the bladder.

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December 5, 2001

Umbilicus

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Navel or belly button.

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December 5, 2001

Urinary continence

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Ability to control urination.

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December 5, 2001

Uroflow

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Urination flow.

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December 5, 2001

Ultrasonic Aspirator

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A device that breaks tumors apart and then suctions out the pieces.

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December 5, 2001

Uterus

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A small, pear-shaped, hollow, muscular organ in the pelvis of females where the unborn child develops until birth; also called the womb.

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December 5, 2001

Urethral sphincter

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Muscle fibers around the outside of the urethra that tighten to close off the flow of urine or relax to open the urethra to allow the passage of urine.

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December 5, 2001

Ureteroscopy

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Also known as URS. A ureteroscope is inserted through the urethra and bladder to inspect the ureters. Often used for retrieval of kidney stones.

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December 5, 2001

Ureteroscope

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A tool for examining the bladder and ureters and for removing kidney stones through the urethra. This procedure is called ureteroscopy (yoo-ree-tur-AH-skoh-pee).

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December 5, 2001

UCR

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Usual, Customary, and Reasonable (UCR) fee. The maximum amount an insurance company considers eligible for reimbursement.

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December 5, 2001

Unilateral

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Affecting one side of the body.

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