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Ultrasound
An imaging method for taking a picture of internal organs or other structures using sound waves. Sound wave echoes are picked up and displayed on a television screen.
Ultrasonography
A noninvasive technique that uses a skin probe emitting sound waves (ultrasound) that creates an image of the inside of the body.
Ultrasound Examination
The use of high frequency sound waves to aid in diagnosis.
Uinolone
A class of synthetic, broad spectrum antibiotic agents (e.g., ciprofloxacin).
Unilateral
Affecting one side of a personís body. An example could be that unilateral breast cancer occurs in one breast only. (See also bilateral).
Unresectable
Unable to be removed (resected) by a surgical procedure. To resect is to remove. At the time of diagnosis of mesothelioma cancer many patients have unresectable tumors.
Ureterostomy
A surgical procedure consisting of cutting the establishment of an external opening into the ureter.
Urethra
Tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside. In women, this tube is fairly short; in men it is longer, passing through the penis, and it also carries the semen.
Unresectable Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma cancer tumors that are unable to be removed that extend into chest wall, heart, or through diaphragm, peritoneum; with or without extrathoracic lymph node involvement. Mesothelioma Stage III.
Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)
Infection of the upper respiratory system
Urine Cytology
A method where urine is examined under a microscope to look for cancerous and precancerous cells. Cytology can also be done on bladder washings. Bladder washing samples are taken by placing a salt solution into the bladder through a catheter and then removing the solution for testing.
Urologist
Doctor who specializes in treating problems of the urinary tract in men and women, and of the genital tract in men. A doctor who specializes in diseases of the male and female urinary systems and the male reproductive system.
Urostomy
Surgical procedure to create an opening from inside the body to the outside, making a new way to pass urine. In a continent urostomy, the urine is stored inside the body and drained a few times a day through a tube placed into an opening called a stoma.
Uveitis
Inflammation of the membranes (uvea) of the eye that regulates the amount of light entering the eye.

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