Drug Glossary and Definition

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Drug Glossary - U

Ulcer, Peptic Open sore on the mucous membrane of the esophagus, stomach or duodenum caused by stomach acid.
Urethra Hollow tube through which urine (and semen in men) is discharged.
Urethritis Inflammation or infection of the urethra.
Uricosurics A group of drugs that promotes excretion of uric acid in the urine. These drugs include probenecid and sulfinpyrazone.
Urinary Acidifiers Medications that cause urine to become acid. These include ascorbic acid, potassium phosphate, potassium and sodium phosphates, racemethionine.
Urinary Alkalizers Medications that cause urine to become alkaline. These include potassium citrate, potassium citrate and citric acid, potassium citrate and sodium citrate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium citrate and citric acid, tricitrate.
Uterus Also called the womb. A hollow muscular organ in the female in which the embryo develops into a fetus.

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