Term: Renal Failure

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2010-01-07


Renal failure is the loss of the kidneys ability to remove wastes, concentrate urine, and maintain electrolytes levels in the blood. At MCHP, our definition of renal failure includes both acute and chronic renal failure. Renal disease associated with some other conditions, along with renal failure due to trauma, pregnancy and labour have typically not been included in our definition.

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