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End-stage renal disease

Synonym(s)

  • chronic renal failure syndrome
  • end stage chronc renal failure
  • end stage kidney failure
  • ESRD
  • kidney failure, chronic
  • renal disease, end-stage
  • renal failure, chronic
  • renal failure, end-stage

Definition(s)

Chronic, irreversible renal failure.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

An irreversible and usually progressive reduction in renal function in which both kidneys have been damaged by a variety of diseases to the extent that they are unable to adequately remove the metabolic products from the blood and regulate the body's electrolyte composition and acid-base balance.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The final stage of kidney failure (as that resulting from diabetes, chronic hypertension, or glomerulonephritis) that is marked by the complete or nearly complete irreversible loss of renal function -- called also end-stage kidney disease, end-stage kidney failure, end-stage renal failure.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 20, 2014