Definition of Chronic kidney failure

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

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



Medical Definition of Chronic kidney 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 Kidney Failure

chronic granulomatous disease of childhood
chronic haemorrhagic villous synovitis
chronic hepatitis
chronic hypertensive disease
chronic hyperventilation syndrome
chronic idiopathic jaundice
chronic idiopathic xanthomatosis
chronic illness
chronic inflammation
chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy
chronic interstitial hepatitis
chronic interstitial hypertrophic neuropathy
chronic interstitial salpingitis
chronic kidney failure (current term)
chronic leukaemia
chronic leukemia
chronic lymphadenoid thyroiditis
chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
chronic lymphocytic leukemia
chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis
chronic malaria
chronic mountain sickness
chronic myelocytic leukemia
chronic myeloid leukaemia
chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia
chronic nephritis
chronic nonleukaemic myelosis

Literary usage of Chronic kidney failure

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1. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"In 1987,30 percent of new chronic kidney failure cases were attributed to ... Progressive chronic kidney failure secondary to primary hypertension or ..."

2. Healthy People, 2010: Conference Editionby Donna E. Shalala by Donna E. Shalala (2000)
"Overview lssues and Trends chronic kidney failure is the most significant ... Treated chronic kidney failure, also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD), ..."

3. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"Individuals with chronic kidney failure may express their frustration with their debility by becoming hostile to the personnel trying to help them. ..."

4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... In 50 patients with chronic kidney failure.) Archives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux 83(11):1671-5, Oct 1990, French. The authors carried out a ..."

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