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Renal

The term "renal" refers to the kidney. For example, renal failure means kidney failure.

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References

Kriz W, Elger M. Renal anatomy. In: Feehally J, Floege J, Tonelli M, Johnson RJ, eds. Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2019:chap 1.

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    • Kidney anatomy

      Kidney anatomy - illustration

      The kidneys are responsible for removing wastes from the body, regulating electrolyte balance and blood pressure, and the stimulation of red blood cell production.

      Kidney anatomy

      illustration

    • Kidney - blood and urine flow

      Kidney - blood and urine flow - illustration

      This is the typical appearance of the blood vessels (vasculature) and urine flow pattern in the kidney. The blood vessels are shown in red and the urine flow pattern in yellow.

      Kidney - blood and urine flow

      illustration

      • Kidney anatomy

        Kidney anatomy - illustration

        The kidneys are responsible for removing wastes from the body, regulating electrolyte balance and blood pressure, and the stimulation of red blood cell production.

        Kidney anatomy

        illustration

      • Kidney - blood and urine flow

        Kidney - blood and urine flow - illustration

        This is the typical appearance of the blood vessels (vasculature) and urine flow pattern in the kidney. The blood vessels are shown in red and the urine flow pattern in yellow.

        Kidney - blood and urine flow

        illustration

      Tests for Renal

       
       

      Review Date: 7/16/2019

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