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constantly filter the blood to remove waste products and excess water; located retroperitoneally with one on each side of the vertebral column below the diaphram
hollow muscular organ that is a reservoir for urine before it is excreted from the body
physcian specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of urinary system (female) and genitournary system (male)
toxic condition resulting from renal failure in which kidney function is compromised and urea is retained in the blood
condition in which very high levels of protein are lost in the urine and abnormally low levels of protein are present in the blood
medication adminstered to increase urine secretion in order to rid the body of excess water and salt
continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
provides ongoing dialysis as patient goes about his or her daily activities
extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy
destruction of stones with the use of high-energy ultrasonic waves traveling through water or gel
performed to withdraw urine for diagnostic purposes, to control incontinence, or to place fluid, such as a chemotherapy solution, into bladder
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