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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more


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What are the different steps of the urinary system?

What are the different steps of the urinary system?

Nephron -> urethra: Each kidney contains about 1 million nephrons which are the functional units.They filter blood via the glomeruli & reabsorb water, elcrolytes & other necessary substances in tubular portion of nephron beyond glomerulus.Neprons drain into collecting ducts which drain into kidney collecting system (calyces & pelvis) funnel urine into ureter, thence in bladder for storage and empties via urethra. ...Read more

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Is there a condition of TB in your kidneys/ urinary system? I thought it was a lung disease? A urologist registrar mentioned it. Thanks

Is there a condition of TB in your kidneys/ urinary system? I thought it was a lung disease? A urologist registrar mentioned it. Thanks

Yes: Urinary TB is a real disease. Skin test confirms presence of tb. A urogram either ct or x-ray will show lesion in the ureters or kidney. ...Read more

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What cleans my urinary system?

What cleans my urinary system?

It is clean already: It may sound unusual, but urine is a sterile body fluid. Urine is normally clean from bacteria. Now if bacteria enter, from an outside source and establishes infection then antibiotics should fix the problem. ...Read more

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How does the urinary system work?

URINARY SYSTEM: If you mean the normal evacuation portion then: once you're bladder fills without squeezing the signal reaches the brain. We then decide to go and, at the toilet we actively relax our sphincter, usually with a dead breath, and a signal from the sphincter , through the lower spine , tells the bladder to squeeze cause the doors open. Voiding problems can happen with any of those issues. ...Read more

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Which foods help your urinary system?

None: We restrict food depending on what illness we are dealing with. Otherwise cranberry, and its juice, may prevent infection but can't treat it and fishoil may improve something called IgA nephropathy. But there is no food pre se, that i know of, that can help urinary system in general. ...Read more

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What is the path through the urinary system?

What is the path through the urinary system?

Urinary tract: Urine is produced within the glomeruli of the kidneys. From there it travels into the collecting system of the kidneys and then travel down the ureters (one on each side) into the bladder. When its time the urine will flow out of the bladder via the urethra. ...Read more

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What systems does the urinary system work with? I need examples.

What systems does the urinary system work with? I need examples.

All of them: The urinary system is an integral part of the human body. Its main purpose is to collect liquid waste and eliminate it from the body. ...Read more

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What is gallbladder does it have something to do with urinary system?

What is gallbladder does it have something to do with urinary system?

A tiny sac….: Gallbladder is a little sac hidden under the liver that stores bile. Bile is a digestive enzyme. The sac stores and excretes bile when food is eaten rather than bile leaking out of the liver at a constant rate. Sometimes stones can form in the gallbladder and can cause a lot of pain. Some bile is eventually excreted in the urine, but there is no other connection to the urinary system. ...Read more

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What anotomy of female urinary system?

See link: The following link has a picture that shows the flow of the female urinary tract system, from the kidneys to the external urethral opening. http://urology.about.com/od/forwomen/ss/femaleurologysexualanatomy.htm. ...Read more

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Can amphetamines mess with your urinary system?

Can amphetamines mess with your urinary system?

Yes: The outlet from the bladder contracts when stimulated by medications similar to Epinephrine (adrenaline). Older men with an enlarged prostate are often treated with drugs like flomax, (tamsulosin) that block a certain type of receptor (alpha adrenoceptors). Some cold medicines that include Pseudoephedrine (pseudafed) act like anti-flomax and make urinating more difficult. Speed and similar drugs will, too. ...Read more

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Escherichia coli what i need to take? I jave this bacterium in my urinary system

Antibiotic: Your provider needs to prescribe you an antibiotic, and there are several options, depending on your personal situation. Discuss this with who ordered the test. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between ADH (vasopressin) and aqp2 in urinary system?

What is the relationship between ADH (vasopressin) and aqp2 in urinary system?

Signal-response.: Adh, or vasopressin, is a hormone released by the posterior pituitary gland when the body wishes to conserve water. Aquaporin 2 (aqp2) channels in the kidney are activated by adh, which reabsorb water back into the bloodstream, concentrating and decreasing the volume of urine. Mutations in aqp2 can lead to diabetes insipidus, where large volumes of urine are released. ...Read more

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How can the urinary system work in a patient going through dialysis?

Urinary tract and HD: The kidney structures that produce urine are still in place when a patient starts dialysis (d). Patients on dialysis can make urine from the kidney, however as times goes on the urine output decreases and after several years may stop all together. Although the kidney makes urine when patients on d, it's not a high quality urine, as the waste products that need to be eliminated are not, water is. ...Read more

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Bph and severe infection on urinary system, what to do?

Bph and severe infection on urinary system, what to do?

BPH treatments: The best treatment choice for you depends on several factors, including how much troublesome your symptoms are, the size of your prostate, other health conditions you may have, and your age. Drugs that can help reduce BPH are alpha-blockers, 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors or a combination of the the drug classes. Another newer treatment is with daily 5 mg doses of tadalafil. See a urologist ...Read more

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What does calcification outside the urinary system mean? It originally showed as a stone on the KUB.

What does calcification outside the urinary system mean? It originally showed as a stone on the KUB.

Phlebolith: Most likely phleboliths, venous calcifications, hard to differentiate from a kidney stone on an X-Ray. ...Read more

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I have problem with my urinary system every hour my urine tank get filled and need to drain out, especially at night times what's my problem help me?

I have problem with my urinary system every hour  my urine tank get filled and need to drain out, especially at night times what's my problem help me?

See a doctor: For a young person this is excessive amount of urination, you need to make an appointment with your primary doctor or see a urologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Bph and severe infection on urinary system. What are the best treatments?

Bph and severe infection on urinary system. What are the best treatments?

See below: Treat infection with antibiotics. Treat BPH with meds or surgery - urologist will be able to tell you that. ...Read more