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kinn's Chapter 40

TermDefinition
albuminuria The abnormal presence of a particular protein in the urine.
azotemia The retention of excessive amounts of nitrogenous wastes in the blood.
casts Fibrous or protein material molded to the shape of the part in which it has accumulated and thrown off into the urine in kidney disease.
copulation Sexual intercourse.
creatinine Nitrogenous waste from muscle metabolism that is excreted in urine.
erythropoietin A substance released by the kidneys and liver that promotes red blood cell formation.
Kaposi's sarcoma A malignant tumor of endothelial cells that begins as brown or purple papules on the feet and slowly spreads in the skin.
renin An enzyme produced and stored in the glomerulus; it is released by a homeostatic response to raise the blood pressure when needed.
urgency A sudden, compelling desire to urinate and the inability to control the release of urine.
wasting syndrome Physical deterioration resulting in profound weight loss, fatigue, anorexia, and mental confusion.
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