Glossary

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Ulcer

A sore spot on the skin or mucous membrane.

Ulna

A bone in the arm on the opposite side to the radius.

Ultrasound scan

A scan that uses sound waves instead of x-rays to show your insides.

Ureter

A tube that leads urine away from each kidney to the bladder.

Urethra

This is the tube inside the body that urine passes down from the bladder to outside of the body. In men the urethra runs inside the penis. In women it runs above the vagina.

Urinary system

Comprised of the kidneys, ureters, urethra, and bladder. They all work together to get rid of the waste stuff from the body.

Urine

A mixture of water and other waste products and is produced by your kidneys.

Urology

The study of your urinary system. Doctors who specialise in urology are called urologists.

Urticaria

Itching as a result of having an allergic reaction to food or drugs.