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  Uvula



Uvula

   The fleshy mass hanging down from the soft palate above the back of the tongue.

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Palate
Hard and soft tissue forming the roof of the mouth.

Tongue
The muscular organ attached to the floor of the mouth. Used to speak, chew, swallow and taste.



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Urogenital sinus
In embryology, an elongated sac or funnel that precedes the differentiation of the external genitalia. In some types of hermaphroditism its differentiation fails to reach completion so that it constitutes a birth defect of the external genital orifice(s).

Ungual
Having to do with the nails.

Uremia
The buildup in the blood of substances normally eliminated in the urine.

Ureter
A narrow tube that transfers urine from the kidney to the bladder.

Urinary bladder
The organ that serves as a temporary storage place for urine. Also called the bladder.

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Urodynamic assessments
Tests of urine flow and pressure, carried out to establish bladder function.

Unequal randomisation
A technique used to allocate subjects into groups at a differential rate; for example, three subjects may be assigned to a treatment group for every one assigned to the control group..

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.

Urea
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.

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