GlossaryDialysis: Process of removing toxic substances from the blood when kidney function is impaired.
Nephron: Functional unit of kidney.
Renal: Pertaining to kidney.
Necrosis: Destruction and death of body tissue.
Nausea: Feeling of sickness.
Blood Pressure: Force exerted by blood against blood vessel wall.
Hypertension: Above normal blood pressure.
Hypotension: Below normal blood pressure.
Dehydration: Loss of water from the body.
Overhydration: Excess of water in the body.
Proteinuria: Abnormal quantities of protein in the urine.
Albuminuria: Presence of protein [albumin] in the urine.
Hypoalbuminaemia: Inadequate amount of protein in the blood.
Hyperlipidaemia: Excessive amount of fat in the blood.
Hyperkalaemia: Excessive amount of potassium in the blood.
Hypokalaemia: Inadequate amount of potassium in the blood.
Hypermagnesimia: Excessive amount of magnesium in the blood.
Erythropoietin or EPO: A hormone or chemical substance secreted in the kidneys that stimulates the bones to make red blood cells Red blood cells contain hemoglobin that carries oxygen to cells of the body.
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