Anatomy & Physiology Genitourinary #2

Question

Which medical term is used synonymously with urination?

Answers

  1. Urolithiasis
    • Rationale:

      This is a medical term for a kidney stone and is not synonymous with urination.

  2. Micturition
    • Rationale:

      Micturition is a medical term that is used synonymously with urination.

  3. Nephrolithiasis
    • Rationale:

      This is a medical term for a kidney stone and is not synonymous with urination.

  4. Ureterolithiasis
    • Rationale:

      This is a medical term for a calculus or stone in the ureter and is not synonymous with urination.

Overview

A primary function of the urinary system is to filter blood and create urine as a waste by-product for elimination from the body.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

There is often more than one medical term for any given process or system within the body. The urinary system is also referred to as the renal system and the genitourinary system. Micturition is a medical term that is used synonymously with urination.

Test Taking Tip

Use your knowledge of medical terminology to break down each choice to determine the correct answer.

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