Genitourinary system


Genitourinary system

In anatomy, the genitourinary system is the organ system of all the reproductive organs and the urinary system. These are often considered together due to their common embryological origin.

* Male urogenital development 3D animation: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UMli4xpm8c]
* Female urogenital development 3D animation: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIdQjHHXF4I]

To gain access to the body, pathogens can penetrate mucous membranes lining the genitourinary tract.


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  • genitourinary system — noun the system that includes all organs involved in reproduction and in the formation and voidance of urine • Syn: ↑urogenital system, ↑urogenital apparatus, ↑urinary system, ↑urinary apparatus, ↑genitourinary apparatus, ↑systema urogenitale,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • genitourinary system — The parts of the body that play a role in reproduction, getting rid of waste products in the form of urine, or both …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • genitourinary tract — n the system of organs comprising those concerned with the production and excretion of urine and those concerned with reproduction called also genitourinary system, urogenital system, urogenital tract * * * urogenital system …   Medical dictionary

  • genitourinary apparatus — noun the system that includes all organs involved in reproduction and in the formation and voidance of urine • Syn: ↑urogenital system, ↑urogenital apparatus, ↑urinary system, ↑urinary apparatus, ↑genitourinary system, ↑systema urogenitale,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • system — 1. [TA] A consistent and complex whole made up of correlated and semiindependent parts. A complex of functionally related anatomic structures. 2. The entire organism seen as a complex organization of parts. 3. Any complex of structures… …   Medical dictionary

  • genitourinary fistula — a fistula between two organs of the urogenital system or between one of those organs and some other system. See illustration …   Medical dictionary

  • lymphatic system — Anat., Zool. the system by which lymph is returned from the cells to the blood and by which white blood cells are produced in response to inflammation or presence of antigens; in mammals, the system includes the lymph glands, vessels and sinuses… …   Universalium

  • genital system — noun organs and tissues involved in the production and maturation of gametes and in their union and subsequent development as offspring • Syn: ↑reproductive system • Hypernyms: ↑system • Hyponyms: ↑female reproductive system, ↑male reproductive… …   Useful english dictionary

  • reproductive system — noun organs and tissues involved in the production and maturation of gametes and in their union and subsequent development as offspring • Syn: ↑genital system • Hypernyms: ↑system • Hyponyms: ↑female reproductive system, ↑male reproductive system …   Useful english dictionary


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