Renal failure

 

A deterioration of renal function which may be acute and therefore mostly reversible, or chronic. It may be recognized by an azotemia (which means elevation of blood urea nitrogen [BUN] and creatinine) or by uremia, which means azotemia with a plethora of clinical features which almost always refers to chronic renal failure.

 

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Acute renal failure

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Chronic renal failure

 

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