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   Break in the skin, usually on lower legs or fingers, related to poor circulation and blood pooling.


Skin is an organ of the integumentary system; which is composed of a layer of tissues that protect underlying muscles and organs. Skin is used for insulation, vitamin D production, sensation, and excretion (through sweat).

The flow of blood through the body. Includes the heart, arteries, veins and capillaries.

The life-maintaining fluid which is made up of plasma, red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes), and platelets; blood circulates through the body's heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries; it carries away waste matter and carbon dioxide, and brings nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat, and oxygen to the tissues.


A sore on the skin surface or on the stomach lining.

Having a local defect or excavation of the epithelium of an organ or tissue through the basement membrane.

Ulcerative colitis
Inflammatory disease of unknown cause which involves the mucosa of the colon. Onset may be acute and fulminant, and its course often continues chronically in an intermittent or continuous form. Diarrhea is a common symptom and bleeding an almost constant concomitant symptom.


Ultralente Insulin
A type of insulin that is long acting.

Unit of Insulin
The basic measure of insulin. U-100 insulin means 100 units of insulin per milliliter (mL) or cubic centimeter (cc) of solution. Most insulin made today in the United States is U-100.

One of the chief waste products of the body. When the body breaks down food, it uses what it needs and throws the rest away as waste. The kidneys flush the waste from the body in the form of urea, which is in the urine.

Urine Testing
Checking urine to see if it contains glucose (sugar) and ketones. Special strips of paper or tablets (called reagents) are put into a small amount of urine or urine plus water. Changes in the color of the strip show the amount of glucose or ketones in the urine. Urine testing is the only way to check for the presence of ketones, a sign of serious illness. However, urine testing is less desirable then blood testing for monitoring the level of glucose in the body. |See also: Blood glucose monitoring; reagents.

A doctor who sees men and women for treatment of the urinary tract and men for treatment of the genital organs.



U.S. Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
A database of post-transplant information. Follow-up data on every transplant are used to track transplant center performance, transplant success rates and medical issues impacting transplant recipients. UNOS facilitates the collection, tracking and reporting of transplant recipient and donor data.

Unstable Angina
This type of angina is considered an acute coronary syndrome. It may be a new symptom or a change from stable angina. It may come more often, occur at rest, or feel more severe. Although this angina can be relieved with oral medications, it is unstable and may progress to a heart attack. Usually medical treatment or a procedure is required in the near future.

Uruguay doctor
A doctor who, being or not a citizen of that country, has been admitted to practice medicine in Uruguay.

Ukrainian doctor
A doctor who, being or not a citizen of that country, has been admitted to practice medicine in the Ukraine.

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