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urology definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the urinary tract or urogenital system [syn: urology, urogenital medicine]

Merriam Webster's

noun see urologist

Britannica Concise

Medical specialty dealing with the urinary system and male reproductive organs. It traces its origin to medieval lithologists, itinerant healers who specialized in surgical removal of bladder stones. The Spanish surgeon Francisco Dí az wrote the first treatises on urinary-tract disease (1588) and is regarded as the founder of modern urology. Most modern urological procedures originated in the 19th cent. Today, urologists use bladder catheters (see catheterization), the cystoscope (to view the inside of the bladder), and various diagnostic imaging techniques; treat prostatic disorders; perform vasectomies; and may surgically remove stones in the urinary tract and cancers of the kidneys, bladder, and testicles. Urology deals mostly with male patients; the urinary tract in females may be treated by gynecologists (see obstetrics and gynecology).

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the scientific study of the urinary system. Derivatives: urologic adj. urologist n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Urology U*rol"o*gy, n. [1st uro- + -logy.] (Med.) See Uronology.




 


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