Definition of Chronic renal failure

1. Noun. Renal failure that can result from a variety of systemic disorders.

Exact synonyms: Chronic Kidney Failure
Generic synonyms: Kidney Failure, Renal Failure



Medical Definition of Chronic renal failure

1. Chronic renal failure represents a slow decline in kidney function over time. Chronic renal failure may be caused by a number of disorders which include long-standing hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, lupus or sickle cell anaemia. If renal function declines to a low enough level (end-stage renal disease) kidney dialysis may be necessary. A sudden decline in renal function may be triggered by a number of acute disease processes. Examples include sepsis (infection), shock, trauma, kidney stones, kidney infection, drug toxicity (aspirin or lithium), poisons or toxins (drug abuse) or after injection with an iodinated contrast dye (adverse effect). Both forms of renal failure result in a life-threatening metabolic derangement. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chronic Renal Failure

chronic nonleukaemic myelosis
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases
chronic pancreatitis
chronic pancreatitis: surgical treatment
chronic persistent hepatitis
chronic persisting hepatitis
chronic phase
chronic pleurisy
chronic pneumonia
chronic progressive chorea
chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia
chronic progressive syphilitic meningoencephalitis
chronic pyelonephritis
chronic rejection
chronic renal failure (current term)
chronic respiratory disease
chronic rheumatism
chronic rhinitis
chronic shock
chronic soroche
chronic subglottic laryngitis
chronic symptomatic HIV infection
chronic tamponade
chronic toxicity
chronic traumatic encephalopathy
chronic trypanosomiasis
chronic ulcer
chronic ulcerative proctitis
chronic urticaria

Literary usage of Chronic renal failure

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The data confirm relatively high prevalence of elevated body Pb burden in European patients with chronic renal failure. The question is unresolved whether ..."

2. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"These persons require emotional support from all who contact them BIBLIOGRAPHY Abram HS: The psychiatrist, the treatment of chronic renal failure, ..."

3. Management & Therapy of Sickle Cell Disease edited by Clarice D. Reid, Samuel Charace, Bertram Lubin (1997)
"chronic renal failure chronic renal failure in sickle cell disease is associated ... chronic renal failure occurs in a small percentage of patients with ..."

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