Definition of Renal pelvis

1. Noun. A structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter.

Exact synonyms: Pelvis
Generic synonyms: Bodily Cavity, Cavity, Cavum
Group relationships: Kidney



Definition of Renal pelvis

1. Noun. (anatomy) The funnel-like dilated proximal part of the ureter in the kidney. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Renal pelvis

1. The area at the centre of the kidney. Urine collects here and is funneled into the ureter. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Renal Pelvis

renal hypertension
renal hypoplasia
renal impression
renal infantilism
renal insufficiency
renal labyrinth
renal lithiasis
renal lobe
renal medulla
renal nanism
renal osteitis fibrosa
renal osteodystrophy
renal papilla
renal papillary necrosis
renal pelvis (current term)
renal plasma flow
renal plexus
renal portal system
renal pyramid
renal reflex
renal replacement therapy
renal retinopathy
renal segments
renal sinus
renal surface of spleen
renal surface of suprarenal gland
renal surface of the suprarenal gland
renal tb
renal threshold

Literary usage of Renal pelvis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Renal colic and ureteral colic are due to spasm of the smooth muscle of the walls of the renal pelvis and of the ureter, respectively. ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"From partial or complete occlusion of the ureter, distention of the renal pelvis occurs and with it damage to the kidney itself and the subsequent ..."

3. Racial/Ethnic Patterns of Cancer in the United States edited by Barry A. Miller (1997)
"About one of five kidney cancers occur in the renal pelvis. ... Cancers of the kidney and renal pelvis share many risk factors although the strengths of the ..."

4. Racial/Ethnic Patterns of Cancer in the United States edited by Barry A. Miller (1997)
"About one of five kidney cancers occur in the renal pelvis. ... Cancers of the kidney and renal pelvis share many risk factors although the strengths of the ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"Animal experimentation demonstrated that death might follow the introduction of colloidal silver solution into the renal pelvis with overdistention. ..."

6. The Lancet (1898)
"... I feared I might possibly damage the aorta if I attempted to olear this away 10 as to bring into view the renal pelvis and the upper end of the ureter. ..."

7. Assessing the Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene: Key Scientific Issues by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"In the United States, the age-adjusted rate of cancer of the kidney and renal pelvis is 12.6 per 100000 people, and this rate varies by gender and race ..."

8. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"INFLAMMATION OF THE renal pelvis. Pyelitis. Definition.—Inflammation of the pelvis of the kidney. Etiology. —Pyelitis may result from the spread of ..."

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