Nephron: The microscopic structure in the kidney in which blood is filtered and urine is formed.
Nephritis: Inflammation of the kidney.
Neurogenic bladder: Loss of normal bladder function due to damage of the nervous system.
NSAIDs: Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory drugs prescribed to resolve inflammation.
Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN): A waste product of the kidneys which provides a measure of kidney function or dehydration. Increased levels of BUN in the blood may indicate early kidney damage.
Glomerular filtration rate: Measure of the kidneys' ability to filter and remove waste products.
Dialysis: The process of cleansing the blood when the kidneys are not able to filter the blood.