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Definition of the noun renal failure
What does renal failure mean as a name of something?
- inability of the kidneys to excrete wastes and to help maintain the electrolyte balance
- lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
- synonym of renal failure: kidney failure
- more generic terms: failure = loss of ability to function normally; kidney disease / nephropathy / nephrosis / renal disorder = a disease affecting the kidneys
- more specific terms:
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.
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by Poly Mary
Renal failure, as decrease or cessation of glomerular filtration, is classified into two types: acute ...
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 ...
The 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...
Black'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 ...
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 ...
Encyclopaedia 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 ...
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, ...
Mosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)
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 ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
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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