Chapter 12 Patient Care during Urologic Radiographic Procedures -Terms

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Cystography

Radiographic imaging of the urinary bladder

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Cystoscope

An instrument used for examining the urinary bladder and ureters that is equipped with a light, a viewing obturator, and a lumen for passing catheters

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Incontinence

The inability to refrain from yielding to the normal impulse to defecate or urinate

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Lithotomy position

A posture in which knees are flexed and thighs are abducted and rotated externally

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Penoscrotal junction

The area of the male penis that meets the scrotum

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Perineal

Pertaining to the area between the anus and the scrotum in the male and the vulva and the anus in the female

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Reflux

Backward flow; usually unnatural as when urine travels back up the ureter

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Retrograde

Moving in the direction that is opposite of what is normal

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Sphincter

A circular bond of muscle constricting an orifice, which contracts to close the opening

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Ureteral catheter

A firm catheter inserted into the ureter attached to a cystoscope

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Void

The action of emptying urine from the bladder