U


Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation (12-5-2001)

Invisible rays that are part of the energy that comes from the sun. UV radiation can burn the skin and cause skin cancer. UV radiation that reaches the earth’s surface is made up of two types of rays, UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are more likely than... Continue Reading

UTI (12-5-2001) Also referred to as urinary tract infection. An illness caused by harmful bacteria growing in the urinary tract. ... Continue Reading

Urethral Stricture (12-5-2001) Narrowing of the urethra. ... Continue Reading

undescended testicle (12-5-2001) Also called cryptochidism. A condition seen in newborns whereby one or both of the male testes have not passed down into the scrotal sac. ... Continue Reading

Urinary continence (12-5-2001) Ability to control urination. ... Continue Reading

Urologist (12-5-2001) A doctor who specializes in diseases of the urinary organs in females and the urinary and sex organs in males. ... Continue Reading

Urea (12-5-2001) A waste product found in the blood and caused by the breakdown of protein in the liver. Urea is normally removed from the blood by the kidneys and then excreted in the urine. Urea accumulates in the body of people with renal failure. ... Continue Reading

Ultrasound Studies (12-5-2001) A diagnostic procedure that bounces high-frequency sound waves off tissues and changes the echoes ... Continue Reading

Uropathy (12-5-2001) Any disorder involving the urinary tract. ... Continue Reading

Utilization Review Committee (12-5-2001) The committee that reviews and updates a managed care organization’s utilization management program, establishes utilization review protocols, reviews referral and utilization patterns, and reviews utilization decisions for medical appropriateness. ... Continue Reading

« Previous PageNext Page »