A&P U: Ureters

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A&P U: Ureters
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A&P Urinary: Ureters
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  1. Ureters
    paired tubes leading from the kidneys to the urinary bladder

    10-12 inches in length

    1/4 inch in diameter
  2. What is the function of the ureters?

    Through what movement do they function?
    they are a passageway for urine to move from the kidneys to the urinary bladder

    they functions via peristalsis
  3. Where are the ureters located?
    they are a continuation of the renal pelvis

    they terminate in the posterior surface of the urinary bladder
  4. List the three layers that make up the ureters

    epi________

    muscularis

    ___________ connective
    epithelium

    muscularis

    fibrous connective
  5. What is the purpose of the epithelium layer in the ureter?

    Is it the inner, middle or outer layer?

    What shape are the cells found in it?
    to lubricate

    it is the inner layer of mucous membrane

    transitional cells: columnar to flat
  6. What is the purpose of the muscularis layer in the ureter?

    Is it the inner, middle or outer layer?
    to help with the perastaltic movement

    it is the middle layer of smooth muscle
  7. What is the purpose of the fibrous connective layer of the ureter?

    Is it the inner, middle or outer layer?
    to help with support

    it is the outer layer
  8. Lithotripsy
    A treatment, typically using ultrasound shock waves, by which a kidney stone or other calculus is broken into small particles that can be passed out by the body
  9. Ureteral calcula
    stones in the ureters
  10. Ureteritis
    inflammation of the ureters

    many times caused by cystic growths or stones

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