urogenital system


urogenital system

also called  genitourinary system 

      in vertebrates, the organs concerned with reproduction and urinary excretion. Although their functions are unrelated, the structures involved in excretion and reproduction are morphologically associated and often use common ducts. The major structures of the urinary system in mammals are the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The major structures of the reproductive system in males are the testes, sperm ducts, urethra, and penis; in females, they are the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, and vagina. See excretion; reproduction.

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  • urogenital medicine — noun the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the urinary tract or urogenital system • Syn: ↑urology • Derivationally related forms: ↑urologist (for: ↑urology) • Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • urogenital tract — n GENITOURINARY TRACT * * * see under system …   Medical dictionary


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