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This medical term glossary provides explanations in plain English of a number of technical terms you may encounter in the process of pursuing a clinical negligence claim.
Ulcer - Break in skin preventing normal function.
Ulna - Inner forearm bone.
Ulnar - Towards the ulna.
Ulnar nerve - Nerve in the arm.
Ungual - Of or relating to the nails.
Ureter - Tubes through which urine travels from the kidney to the bladder.
Urethra - Tube through which urine travels from the bladder to the exterior of the body.
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