Chapter 15: Urinary System; Therapeutic Terms
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extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)
procedure using ultrasound to penetrate the body from the outside and bombard and disintegrate a stone within - most commonly used to treat urinary stones above the bladder
methods of filtering impurities from the blood to replace the function of one or both kidneys due to renal failure
method to remove impurities by pumping the patient's blood through a dialyzer, the specialized filter of the artificial kidney machine
method of removing impurities using the peritoneum as the filter; catheter insertion in the peritoneal cavity is required to deliver cleansing fluid (dialysate) that is washed in and out in cycles
specific exercises that strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor to maintain proper organ placement and retain urine
methods of placing a tube into the bladder to drain or collect urine
inserted through the urethra into the bladder to relieve urinary retention or collect a sterile specimen of urine for testing - removed immediately after the procedure
indwelling catheter inserted through the urethra into the bladder; includes a collection system that allows urine to be drained into a bag - can remain in place for an extended time
indwelling catheter inserted directly into the bladder through an abdominal incision above the pubic bone; includes a collection system that allows urine to be drained into a bag - used in patients requiring long-term catheterization
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