Anatomy & Physiology Genitourinary #20


Which is the term used to document an inflammation of the glomeruli of the kidneys?


  1. Glomerulonephritis
    • Glomerulonephritis is the term used to communicate inflammation of the glomeruli.

  2. Nephrolithiasis
    • Nephrolithiasis is the medical term that refers to calculi or a kidney stone that is in the kidney.

  3. Urolithiasis
    • Urolithiasis is the medical term for calculi or a kidney stone in the bladder or urinary tract.

  4. Cystitis
    • Cystitis is a general term used to describe inflammation of the urinary bladder.


Medical terminology is used when communicating with members of the healthcare team.

Learning Outcomes

Each system of the body has terminology that health care providers (HCP) should become acquainted with in order to communicate effectively regarding client status. Words can be broken down using their roots in addition with their prefixes and suffixes. Glomerulonephritis is the medical term used to document inflammation of the glomeruli.

Test Taking Tip

Use your knowledge of medical terminology to break down each choice to answer this question correctly.