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Chapter 11

Renal System Drugs

The kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra are all part of this The urinary tract
This is a common malady of the elderly population Overactive bladder
The third most common cause of renal failure Radiocontrast dye
This common medication used to treat prostate disease should not be handled by pregnant women Finasteride
Urine leakage during physical exertion is known as this Stress incontinence
Formation of this is essential for normal body function Urine
The working unit of the kidney is known as this Nephron
The clinical course of progressive renal disease is classified into this many stages Four - Loss of renal reserve, Renal insufficiency, Chronic renal insufficiency, and End-stage renal disease
The removal of substances from the blood as part of the formation of urine by the renal tubules Filtration
This drug is specifically approved to prevent the rejection of transplanted kidneys Mycophenolic Acid (Myfortic)
This is a transdermal patch used to treat decrease frequent urinataion Oxytrol (oxybutynin)
A diagnosis of renal disease is made by these two indicators Signs(blood pressure,swelling,temp,color) and Evaluations(filtration rate,urine volume, BUN)
Antirejection medications need to be taken for this long. The rest of the patient's life
A UTI that shows no evidence of underlying structural or neurological problems of the urinary tract is known as this Uncomplicated
An abnormal enlargement of the prostate gland, usually associated with aging Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
A substance that rids the body of excess fluid and electrolytes by increasing the urine output Diuretic
An infection caused by bacteria, usually E.Coli, that enter through the urethra and progress up the urinary tract Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
The generic name for Macrobid. This drug may turn urine brown or dark yellow nitrofurantoin
A side effect of thiazide diuretics is hypokalemia. Patients should be told to ingest these on a daily basis. Potassium rich foods such as bananas, orange juice, or citrus fruit
This drug can change urine color to blue-green Maxzide
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