Kidney Diseases Dictionary Index
This dictionary defines words that are often used when people talk or write about kidney diseases. It is designed for people who have kidney diseases and their families and friends.
The words are listed in alphabetical order. Some words have many meanings; only those meanings that relate to kidney diseases are included.
This information is not a substitute for a visit to your doctor. Talk to a health professional if you have a kidney problem.
The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse has provided this publication for public information. NIH Publication No. 03–4359, May 2003. Web URL: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/kdictionary/. Retrieved June 24, 2008