Nephrology is the branch of internal medicine dealing with the study of the function and diseases of the kidney. The word nephrology is derived from the Greek word nephros, which means "kidney", and the suffix -ology, or "study of".


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Kidney Disease Symptoms

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Medical Tests of Kidney Function
... Healthy kidneys remove wastes and excess fluid from the blood. Blood tests show whether the kidneys are failing to remove wastes. Urine tests can show how quickly body wastes are being removed and wh...
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Kidney Disease Treatment

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... Common brand name: Aldactone Type of medication: Spironolactone is a type of medication called a "potassium sparing" diuretic. Diuretics are used to remove a surplus of fluid from the body''...
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Waking Sleeping Kidneys
... Acute renal failure (ARF), the sudden loss of kidney function, affects up to seven percent of patients in a hospital and 30 percent of intensive care unit patients. Blood loss from a surgery or major ...
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Kidney Disease Other

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Simple Kidney Cysts
... Simple kidney cysts are abnormal pouches containing fluid. The simple cyst is the most common form of kidney cyst. Although its cause is not fully understood, we do know that the simple cyst is not a...
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Growth Failure in Children With Kidney Disease
... The kidneys play an important role in a child''s growth. In addition to cleaning waste and extra fluid from the blood, the kidneys produce hormones that help with red blood cell production. The kidney...
Source: Cleveland Clinic