The following glossary is adapted from the glossary provided by Planned Parenthood at https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/glossary.
Ureters: The two tubes that lead from the kidneys to the bladder.
Urethra: The tube from which women and men urinate. The urethra empties the bladder and carries urine to the urethral opening. In men, the urethra runs through the penis and also carries ejaculate and pre-ejaculate during sex play and nocturnal emission.
Urinary tract infection or UTI: A bacterial infection of the bladder (also called “cystitis”), the ureters, or the urethra.
Uterus: The pear-shaped, muscular reproductive organ from which women menstruate and where normal pregnancy develops. Also called the “womb.”
UTI: See urinary tract infection.