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Descriptions of Ureter

Ureter: The tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder.
Source: National Institute of Health

Ureter: either of a pair of thick-walled tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder
Source: WordNet 2.1

Ureter : fibromuscular tube which conveys urine from the kidney to the bladder.
Source: CRISP

Ureter : One of a pair of thick-walled tubes that transports urine from the KIDNEY PELVIS to the BLADDER.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Article Excerpts about Ureter

From the kidneys, urine travels down two thin tubes called ureters to the bladder. The ureters are about 8 to 10 inches long. Muscles in the ureter walls constantly tighten and relax to force urine downward away from the kidneys. If urine is allowed to stand still, or back up, a kidney infection can develop. Small amounts of urine are emptied into the bladder from the ureters about every 10 to 15 seconds. (Source: excerpt from Your Urinary System and How It Works: NIDDK)

Narrow tubes called ureters carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder, a triangle-shaped chamber in the lower abdomen. Like a balloon, the bladder's elastic walls stretch and expand to store urine. They flatten together when urine is emptied through the urethra to outside the body. (Source: excerpt from Kidney Diseases: NWHIC)

Summary Information: Ureter

Ureter: Tubes from kidneys to pass urine to the bladder.

Ureter: Tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder . (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK)

Condition count: 4 ; see list below.

Organ types: Urinary tract (32)

Number: 2 ureters (one for each kidney)

Related organs: kidney (53), urethra (4), bladder (24), penis (30), vulva (2), vagina (44), urinary system (32)

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Diseases List for Ureter:

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