Definition of Ureter. Meaning of Ureter. Synonyms of Ureter

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Definition of Ureter

Ureter
Ureter U*re"ter (?; 277), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?. See Urine.] (Anat.) The duct which conveys the urine from the kidney to the bladder or cloaca. There are two ureters, one for each kidney.

Meaning of Ureter from wikipedia

- The ureters are tubes made of smooth muscle that propel urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder. In the human adult, the ureters are usually 20–30 cm...
- Duplicated ureter or Duplex Collecting System is a congenital condition in which the ureteric bud, the embryological origin of the ureter, splits (or arises...
- Ectopic ureter (or ureteral ectopia) is a medical condition where the ureter, rather than terminating at the urinary bladder, terminates at a different...
- also known as the renal system or urinary tract, consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and the urethra. The purpose of the urinary system is to eliminate...
- (pronounced you-REE-ter-ul), or ureteric stent, is a thin tube inserted into the ureter to prevent or treat obstruction of the urine flow from the kidney. The length...
- occurring in 9 out of 10 cases. It is also the leading cause of cancer of the ureter, urethra, and urachus, and the second leading cause of cancer of the kidney...
- grows to more than 5 millimeters (0.2 in), it can cause blockage of the ureter, resulting in severe pain in the lower back or abdomen. A stone may also...
- arteries; blood exits into the paired renal veins. Each kidney is attached to a ureter, a tube that carries excreted urine to the bladder. The nephron is the structural...
- cancer is cancer of the ureters, muscular tubes that propel urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder. It is also known as ureter cancer, renal pelvic...
- the urethra. The ureters are muscular ducts that propel urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder. In the human adult, the ureters are usually 25–30 cm...
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