Kidney failure. Definition

Medical Definition: Kidney failure

A condition in which the kidneys stop working and can not remove waste and extra water from the blood, or to balance chemicals in the body. The acute kidney failure or severe suddenly (for example, after an injury), and can be treated and cured. Chronic kidney failure develops over many years may be caused by conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes, and can not be cured. Chronic kidney failure can lead to total kidney failure and lasting called end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The individual with ESRD on dialysis (the process of cleaning the blood by passing through a membrane or filter) or a kidney transplant. Also called renal failure.

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