Vet Terminology starting with U on – from Ulcer to Uveitis


A lesion in which the tissue surface is eroded away.

Ultrasound/ultrasonography: A technique used to get the image of a deep structure within the body by directing ultrasound waves at it and recording the reflections (echoes) from it.

The area of the body where the umbilical cord is attached; the belly button.

A chemical compound which contains uric acid and is made by the body, and can form crystals and stones in the urinary bladder. Uric acid is a waste product from the breakdown of certain proteins.

Wasteproduct of protein metabolism that is removed from the body by the kidneys.

An enzyme that breaks down urea. Urea is a wasteproduct of protein metabolism that is removed from the body by the kidneys.

Urinary incontinence
A phrase used to describe the inability to control urination.

Urinary obstruction
A blockage in the urinary system, most often occurring in the urethra, the tube that leads from the urinary bladder to the outside of the body.

Urinary retention
A condition in which the urinary bladder does not rid itself of all urine it contains during the process of urination.

Hives; development of small swellings which may itch; usually caused by an allergic reaction.

United States Pharmacopeia – a drug regulating agency.

Inflammation of the eye.