A measure of the acidity or alkalinity of urine. Checking urine pH is part of the routine urinalysis. Factors that affect urine pH include vomiting, diarrhea, lung disease, hormones, kidney function, and urinary tract infection.
- UROD deficiency
The familial form of porphyria cutanea tarda — is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait with males and females affected in multiple generations. The enzyme UROD is reduced in all tissues. The sporadic form of porphyria cutanea tarda — is more common. The enzyme UROD is only reduced in the liver. It appears sporadically in […]
Relating to both the urinary system and the genital system (the interior and exterior genitalia).
A method for examining the structure and functionality of the urinary system. A special dye is injected, and an X-ray machine records the dye’s progress through the urinary tract. Urography is particularly useful for discovering cysts or other internal blockages.
calculi) is the Latin word for pebble.
- Urological surgeon
A physician who specializes in diseases of the urinary organs in females and the urinary tract and sex organs in males. Also called a urologist.