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a longitudinal assemblage of tissues or organs, especially a number of anatomic structures arranged in series and serving a common function, such as the gastrointestinal or urinary tract; also used in reference to a bundle (or fasciculus) of nerve fibers having a common origin, function, and termination within the central nervous system.
alimentary tract alimentary canal.
biliary tract the organs, ducts, and other structures that participate in secretion (the liver), storage (the gallbladder), and delivery (hepatic and bile ducts) of bile into the duodenum. See illustration.
Anatomy of the gallbladder and biliary tract. From Aspinall and Taylor-Robinson, 2002.
corticospinal t's two groups of nerve fibers (the anterior and lateral corticospinal tracts) that originate in the cerebral cortex and run through the spinal cord.
digestive tract alimentary canal.
dorsolateral tract a group of nerve fibers in the lateral funiculus of the spinal cord dorsal to the posterior column.
extrapyramidal tract extrapyramidal system.
gastrointestinal tract the stomach and intestine in continuity; see also digestive system.
iliotibial tract a thickened longitudinal band of fascia lata extending from the tensor muscle downward to the lateral condyle of the tibia.
intestinal tract see intestinal tract.
optic tract the nerve tract proceeding backward from the optic chiasm, around the cerebral peduncle, and dividing into a lateral and medial root, which end in the superior colliculus and lateral geniculate body, respectively.
pyramidal t's collections of motor nerve fibers arising in the brain and passing down through the spinal cord to motor cells in the anterior horns.
respiratory tract respiratory system.
urinary tract the organs and passageways concerned in the production and excretion of urine from the kidneys to the urinary meatus; see also urinary system.
uveal tract the vascular tunic of the eye, comprising the choroid, ciliary body, and iris.

u·ri·nar·y tract

the passage from the pelvis of the kidney to the urinary meatus through the ureters, bladder, and urethra.

urinary tract

The passage from the pelvis of the kidney through the ureters, bladder, and urethra to the external urinary opening.

urinary tract

all organs and ducts involved in the secretion and elimination of urine from the body. Also called urinary system.

urinary tract

Those organs and tissues involved in the production, storage and excretion of urine: the kidneys, bladder and urethra.

ur·i·nar·y tract

(yūr'i-nar-ē trakt)
The passage from the pelvis of the kidney to the urinary meatus through the ureters, bladder, and urethra.

Urinary tract

The system of organs that produces and expels urine from the body. This system begins at the kidneys, where the urine is formed; passes through the bladder; and, ends at the urethra, where urine is expelled.

ur·i·nar·y tract

(yūr'i-nar-ē trakt)
The passage from renal pelvis to the urinary meatus through the ureters, bladder, and urethra.

urinary tract,

n all organs and ducts involved in the secretion and elimination of urine from the body, principally the kidney, ureter, bladder, and urethra.
urinary tract infection,
n an infection of one or more structures in the urinary tract. Gram-negative bacteria cause most of these infections.


pertaining to the urine; containing or secreting urine.

urinary bile pigment
bilirubin and urobilinogen are found in the urine of normal animals.
urinary calculi
urinary diversion
various surgical procedures involving the ureters, bladder or urethra may be used to alter the usual route of urine flow, thereby bypassing portions of the urinary tract, usually the bladder and/or urethra. Ureters, bladder or urethra are transplanted or anastomosed to the bowel or placed so urine exits at an orifice created through the skin. See also ureteroileostomy, trigonal-colonic anastomosis, ureterocolostomy, transureteroureterostomy.
urinary flow monitor
periodic measurement of the amount of urine secreted. In an anesthetized animal a catheter draining into a calibrated container is used. In a conscious animal a clamped-off, self-retaining catheter is inserted and drained at intervals. A metabolism cage is an alternative.
urinary flowmetry
the measure of urinary flow rates.
urinary incontinence
an inability to control urination with the involuntary passage of urine. Most commonly occurs in dogs due to congenital abnormalities of the ureters or urethra. Other causes include congenital or acquired defects in nervous control of micturition, neoplastic or inflammatory disease of the lower urinary tract, and prostate gland and endocrine abnormalities.
urinary obstruction
urethral or ureteral obstruction often caused by lodgement of a urinary calculus in the narrow lumen. Constriction of urethra due to hyperplastic prostate in male dogs.
urinary pole
the point on the glomerulus where the proximal convoluted tubule exits.
urinary pooling
urinary system, urinary tract
the system formed in the body by the kidneys, the urinary bladder (2), the ureters and the urethra, the organs concerned in the production and excretion of urine.
urinary territorial marking
urinary tract
see urinary system.

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