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In [[anatomy]], the '''genitourinary system''' or '''urogenital system''' is the [[organ system]] of the [[reproductive organ]]s and the [[urinary system]].<ref>{{DorlandsDict|eight/000105290|genitourinary system}}</ref> These are grouped together because of their proximity to each other, [[Development_of_the_urinary_and_reproductive_organsDevelopment of the urinary and reproductive organs|their common embryological origin]] and the use of common pathways, like the [[male urethra]]. Also, because of their proximity, the systems are sometimes imaged together.<ref name="urlUC Davis Department of Radiology - Genitourinary Radiology">{{cite web |url=http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/radiology/specialties/genitourinary.html |title=UC Davis Department of Radiology - Genitourinary Radiology |work= |accessdate=2010-03-16}}</ref>
 
The term "apparatus urogenitalis" is used in [[Nomina Anatomica]] (under [[Splanchnologia]]), but not in [[Terminologia Anatomica]].
 
==Disorders==
{{SeeFurther|Female genital disease|Male genital disease|Urologic disease}}
Disorders of the genitourinary system includes a range of disorders from those that are asymptomatic to those that manifest an array of signs and symptoms. Causes for these disorders include congenital anomalies, infectious diseases, trauma, or conditions that secondarily involve the urinary structure.
 
 
==External links==
* {{YouTube|-UMli4xpm8c|Male urogenital development 3D animation: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UMli4xpm8c]}}
* {{YouTube|BIdQjHHXF4I|Female urogenital development 3D animation: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIdQjHHXF4I]}}
 
{{Organ systems}}