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Genitourinary system

Synonym(s)

  • genitourinary tract
  • reproductive and urinary system
  • urogenital tract

Definition(s)

All the organs involved in reproduction and the formation and release of urine. It includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra, and the organs of reproduction - ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina, and clitoris in women and the testes, seminal vesicles, prostate, seminal ducts, and penis in men.

Definition from: MSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The parts of the body that play a role in reproduction, getting rid of waste products in the form of urine, or both.

Definition from: NCI via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: June 29, 2015