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Vesico-ureteral reflux

Synonym(s)

  • vesicoureteral reflux
  • vesicoureteric reflux
  • vesico-ureteric reflux
  • VUR

Definition(s)

Retrograde flow of urine from the urinary bladder into the ureter. This is often due to incompetence of the vesicoureteral valve leading to ascending bacterial infection into the kidney.

Definition from: MeSH 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: August 24, 2015