Ketone body produced in abnormal amounts in uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, when there is excessive fat breakdown in cells.
Protein in the urine.
Pituitary gland hormone that normally stimulates the kidney to decrease production of urine, preventing excess loss of water. Also called vasopressin.
Suppression of urine formation by the kidney.
Excess of nitrogenous waste products in the blood; uremia.
Bacteria in the urine.
Enclosing structure surrounding each glomerulus (ball of capillaries) in the outer section (cortex) of the kidney.
Pertaining to a calyx (cup-shaped collecting chamber in the central portion of the kidney).
Dilation or widening of a calyx. This occurs when urine is backed up in the kidney as in hydronephrosis.
Cup-shaped collecting region in the renal pelvis (central section of the kidney).
Tube for injecting or removing fluids.
Outer region of an organ; renal cortex is the outer region of the kidney.
Pertaining to the cortex (outer region of an organ).
Nitrogen-containing waste product of muscle metabolism; excreted by the kidney in urine.
Creatinine clearance test
Measures the rate at which creatinine is cleared from the blood by the kidney.
Excision (removal) of the urinary bladder.
Inflammation of the urinary bladder.
Visual (endoscopic) examination of the urinary bladder.
New opening of the urinary bladder to the outside of the body.
Abnormal condition of inadequate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) from the pituitary gland. Patients experience polyuria (excessive urination) and polydipsia (excessive thirst).
Abnormal condition of no insulin or inadequate insulin secretion from the pancreas. This leads to hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and glycosuria (sugar in the urine).
Increased excretion of urine by the kidneys. A diuretic is an agent that increases diuresis, such as tea, coffee or water.
Abnormal accumulation of fluid in tissue spaces.
Chemical element that carries an electrical charge when dissolved in water. Examples are sodium (Na+) and potassium (K+) and chloride (Cl-).
Bedwetting; literally, "in urine."
Hormone secreted by the kidney to stimulate red blood cell production by bone marrow.
High blood pressure due to no apparent cause.
Process by which some substances, but not all, pass through a filter or other type of material.
Pertaining to a glomerulus.
Inflammation of glomeruli in the kidney.
Tiny ball of capillaries (microscopic blood vessels) in the cortex of the kidney. As blood flows through each glomerulus, waste materials and other substances are filtered from the bloodstream.
Sugar in the urine.
Blood in the urine.
Removal of waste materials (urea, creatinine, and uric acid) from the blood in patients whose kidneys have stopped functioning. Blood leaves the body and circulates through a machine that removes wastes before sending the blood back into the body through a vein.
Depression or hollow in the surface of an organ, such as the kidney and lung. It is the area where blood vessels and nerves enter and leave the organ.
Abnormal condition of excess backup of fluid (urine) in the kidney.
Inflammation of the tissue in the kidney that lies between (interstitium) the nephrons (functional units).
Presence of ketones in the urine. Common in uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, but can occur in anytime the body begins to break down fatty tissue to provide energy as in starvation.
Accumulation of large quantities of ketone bodies (acetones) in the blood; ketoacidosis.
One of two bean-shaped organs behind the abdominal cavity on either side of the backbone in the lumbar region.
Process of using high-energy sound waves to crush a stone within the kidney or ureter.
Narrowing of the meatus (opening) leading from the urethra to the outside of the body.
Incision of a meatus in order to enlarge it. The urinary meatus is the opening of the urethra to the outside of the body.
An opening or passageway. The urinary meatus is the opening of the urethra to the outside of the body and the auditory meatus is the opening of the ear to the outside of the body.
Inner region of an organ.
Pertaining to the medulla or an organ.
Abnormal condition of kidney stones.
Incision of the kidney to remove a stone.
Functional unit of the kidney, consisting of a glomerulus, renal tubule, and collecting tubule.
Disease or abnormality of the kidney.
Prolapse of a kidney; floating or wandering kidney.
Hardening of arteries and arterioles in the kidney.
Opening of the kidney to the outside of the body.
Group of symptoms that occur due to loss of protein in the urine. Symptoms include edema (swelling of tissues), hypoalbuminemia (loss of protein from the blood), heavy proteinuria, and infection. This condition is also known as nephrosis.
Substance containing nitrogen and excreted in urine: examples are urea, creatinine and uric acid.
Urinary frequency at night.
Pertaining to beside or near a kidney.
Separation of nitrogenous wastes from the bloodstream by introducing fluid into the peritoneal cavity. Wastes then leave the bloodstream and enter the fluid, which is drained through an abdominal catheter.
Pertaining to surrounding the urinary bladder.
Excess of phenylketones in the urine; diagnosed by a PKU test at birth.
Polycystic kidney disease
Kidneys are filled with cysts that prevent normal kidney function.
Chemical element that forms salts with other minerals such as calcium and is vital for bodily processes. When dissolved in water, it is an electrolyte whose balance is regulated by the kidney.
X-ray record of the kidney (renal pelvis) after injection of contrast material.
Incision to remove a stone from the renal pelvis of the kidney.
Inflammation of the renal pelvis and kidney; caused by bacterial infection.
Pus in the urine; sign of urinary tract infection (UTI).
Process in the kidney by which the renal tubules return materials necessary to the body back into the bloodstream.
X-ray record of blood vessels of the kidney after injecting contrast material.
Surgical repair of blood vessels in the kidney. Narrowed areas of renal arteries are dilated using an inflatable balloon attached to a catheter.
Blood vessel that carries blood to the kidney.
Renal cell carcinoma
Malignant tumor of the kidney in an adult.
Severe pain resulting from stones (calculi) in a ureter or in the kidney (renal pelvis).
Failure of the kidneys to produce and excrete urine.
High blood pressure resulting from kidney disease.
Condition in which blood is held back from the kidney, often by blockage of renal arteries and arterioles.
Central collecting chamber of the kidney.
Surgical transfer of a complete kidney from a donor to a recipient.
Microscopic tube in the kidney where urine is formed after filtration.
Blood vessel that carries blood away from the kidney and back toward the heart.
A substance (enzyme) synthesized, stored and secreted by the kidney to raise blood pressure. It causes narrowing (constriction) of blood vessels.
X-ray record of the kidney, ureters, and urinary bladder after injection of contrast material through a urinary catheter into the ureters.
High blood pressure caused by kidney disease or by other disorders.
Chemical element necessary for cellular functioning. As an electrolyte, its blood and urine levels are regulated by the kidney.
Narrowing of a tubular structure in the body.
Triangular area in the urinary bladder where the ureters enter and the urethra exits.
Inflammation of the trigone of the urinary bladder.
Major nitrogenous waste material in urine.
Excessive amount of urea and other nitrogenous wastes in the blood.
Tube leading from each kidney to the urinary bladder.
New opening of the ureters to an isolated portion of the ileum that has been removed from its normal location and connected to the outside of the body. It serves as a passageway for urine to leave the body when the urinary bladder is not functioning.
Incision of a ureter for removal of a stone.
Surgical transplantation of a ureter to a new site in the urinary bladder. This occurs with a kidney transplant.
Tube leading from the urinary bladder to the outside of the body.
Narrowing of the urethra.
Inflammation of the urethra.
Surgical repair of the urethra.
Nitrogenous waste formed when proteins are used in cells. It is excreted by the kidneys in urine.
Series of tests to evaluate the composition of urine. It includes tests to determine color, appearance, sugar, bacteria, and protein in blood.
Passage of a catheter into the urinary bladder for temporary or permanent drainage of urine.
Hollow container with muscular walls that holds and stores urine until it is discharged from the body. Urinary catheterization is passage of a catheter into the urinary bladder for temporary or permanent drainage of urine.
Involuntary passage of urine.
Inability to pass urine, which is held back in the urinary bladder. Urination is the process of expelling urine; micturition; voiding.
Process of expelling urine.
Backflow of urine from the urinary bladder to the ureters.
X-ray record of the urinary bladder and urethra taken while a patient is urinating and after contrast material is injected retrograde through the urethra.
Malignant neoplasm of the kidney that occurs in childhood.