kidney failure


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kidney failure

Failure of a kidney to perform properly due to kidney disease, burns, injury, shock, heart attack, drugs, and other factors.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kidney failure - inability of the kidneys to excrete wastes and to help maintain the electrolyte balance
failure - loss of ability to function normally; "kidney failure"
kidney disease, nephropathy, renal disorder, nephrosis - a disease affecting the kidneys
acute kidney failure, acute renal failure - renal failure associated with burns or other trauma or with acute infection or obstruction of the urinary tract
chronic kidney failure, chronic renal failure - renal failure that can result from a variety of systemic disorders
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