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Renal Failure

Definition of the noun renal failure

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noun

  1. inability of the kidneys to excrete wastes and to help maintain the electrolyte balance

Explanation

Renal Failure: Acute or chronic condition, characterized by the inability of the kidneys to adequately filter the blood substances, resulting in uremia and electrolyte imbalances. Acute renal failure is usually associated with oliguria or anuria, hyperkalemia, and pulmonary edema. Chronic renal failure is irreversible and requires hemodialysis.

Phrases with Renal Failure

  1. acute renal failure
  2. chronic renal failure

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Google previewDictionary Of Anatomy & Physio (2000)

by Poly Mary

Renal failure, as decrease or cessation of glomerular filtration, is classified into two types: acute ...

Google previewBlack's Student Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Patients with chronic renal failure often have very diffuse symptoms, including nausea and vomiting; tiredness due to ANAEMIA; shortness of breath; skin irritation; pins and needles (paraesthesia) due to damage of the peripheral nerves ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aging (2013)

A Comprehensive Resource in Gerontology and Geriatrics by George L. Maddox

Renal Failure There is an age-related reduction of renal function, with a loss of 50% of the glomerular filtration rate...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2005)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Renal failure Serious kidney disease may lead to impairment or failure of the kidney's ability to filter waste products from the blood and excrete them in the urine – a process that controls the body's water and salt balance and helps to maintain ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

renal failure. renal failure (renal dropsy). failure of the kidney to maintain water and electrolyte balance, with consequent progressive systemic acidosis. The causes ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

Acute renal failure from high-dose xenobiotic exposure has been useful to signal potential aetiological causes that may also...

Renal failure associated with drug or occupational toxicants results in a mortality rate of approximately 37%; the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies (2012)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer G. Rolf

ACUTE RENAL FAILURE haemoglobinaemia. The effects of these two pigments (myoglobin and haemoglobin) on the kidney require further discussion. Skeletal muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis) is associated with the release of myoglobin, ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

renal failure, inability of the kidneys to excrete wastes, concentrate urine, and conserve electrolytes. The condition may be acute or chronic. See also acute tubular necrosis. n observations: Acute renal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

Table 4 Pathogenesis of hypervolemic disorders Primary renal sodium retention Renal failure Primary hyperaldosteronism Adrenal adenoma Adrenal hyperplasia Exogenous mineralocorticoid therapy Secondary renal sodium retention ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stem Cell Research (2008)

by Clive N. Svendsen, Allison D. Ebert

Acute renal failure is a fatal disease caused by a variety of factors associated with tubular damage to the kidney. It is characterized by an initial phase of decrease in urine production as a result of the blockade of the urinary tubules (the ...

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