Medical Abbreviations

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Medical Abbreviations

  1. 1. Medical Abbreviations<br />Rachel Bady<br />Bio 120<br />
  2. 2. Urinary System<br />The urinary system includes the kidneys, bladder and tubes. These organs control the amount of water and salts that are absorbed back into the blood and what is taken out as waste. This system also acts as a filtering mechanism for the blood.<br />
  3. 3. UCUrine Culture<br />A urine culture is a test to find and identify germs (usually bacteria) that may be causing a urinary tract infection (UTI). <br />
  4. 4. UTIUrinary Tract Infection<br />A urinary tract infection is an infection that begins in your urinary system. Your urinary system is composed of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Any part of your urinary system can become infected, but most infections involve the lower urinary tract — the urethra and the bladder.<br />
  5. 5. H2OWater<br />Water (H2O) is the most abundant molecule on Earth's surface, constituting about 70% of the planet's surface. In nature it exists in liquid, solid, and gaseous states.<br />
  6. 6. cathCatheterization<br />In urinary catheterizationa plastic tube known as a urinary catheter is gently slid into a patient's bladder via their urethra. Catheterization allows the patient's urine to drain freely from the bladder for collection, or to inject liquids used for treatment or diagnosis of bladder conditions. The procedure of catheterization will usually be done by a clinician, often a nurse, although self-catheterization is possible as well.<br />
  7. 7. RPRetrograde Pyelogram<br />Retrograde Pyelogram is a urologic procedure where the physician injects contrast into the ureter in order to visualize the ureter and kidney. The flow of contrast (up from the bladder to the kidney) is opposite the usual flow of urine, hence the retrograde name.<br />
  8. 8. The End<br />

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