Prevention of Kidney Disease - Glossary

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ACE inhibitors: Drugs used to lower the blood pressure and reduce the strain on the heart.

Albuminuria: More than normal amounts of a protein called albumin in the urine. Albuminuria may be a sign of kidney disease, a problem that can occur in people who have had diabetes for a long time.

Glomerulonephritis: Inflammation of the filtering structures in the kidneys, hindering removal of waste products from the blood

Glomerular filtration rate: Measure of the kidneys' ability to filter and remove waste products.

Nephrologist: A doctor who sees and treats people with kidney diseases.

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