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LOM Ch 7 Vocab


glomerulohephritis inflammation of glomeruli within the kidney
interstitial nephritis inflammation of the connective tissue that lies between the renal tubules
nephrolitiasis kidney stones
nephrotic syndrome (nephrosis) group of clinical signs and symptoms caused by excessive protein loss in urine
polycystic kidney disease (PKD) multiple fluid filled sacs within and on the kidney
pyelonephritis inflammation of the lining of the renal pelvis and renal parenchyma
renal cell carcinom cancerous tumor of the kidney in adulthood
renal failure kidney decreases excretion fo wastes as a result of impaired filtration function
renal hypertension high blood pressure resulting from kidney disease (secondary HTN)
Wilms tumor malignant tumor of the kidney occurring in childhood
diabetes insipidus antidiuretic hormone is not secred adequately or the kidney is resistant to its effect
diabetes mellitus insulin is not secreted adequately or not used properly in the body
blood urea nitrogen (BUN) measurement of urea levels in blood - normally low but increases in kidney failure
creatinine clearance measurement of the rate at which creatinine is cleared from the blood by the kidney - useful indicator of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
Created by: cskinner