MOR 366 - Funeral Pathology - Lesson 4.3

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Uremia

A toxic condition caused by retention in the blood of waste products normally excreted in the urine.

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Glomerulonephritis

Inflammation of the glomerulus (cluster of capillaries in the kidney that filter waste) AND the nephron (larger, functional unit of the kidney, in which the nephron is located).

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Pyelonephritis

Inflammation of the kidney AND the nephron.

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Pyelitis

Inflammation of the renal pelvis of the kidney (the renal pelvis serves as a funnel for the urine from the kidney into the ureter.)

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Hydronephrosis

Distension of the renal pelvis with urine as a result of obstruction.

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Nephrolithiasis

A condition in which one or more kidney stones are present. (Kidney stones are referred to as renal calculi.)

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Ureteritis

Inflammation of the ureter.

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Cystitis

Inflammation of the urinary bladder.

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Urethritis

Inflammation of the urethra.

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Polycystic kidneys

A condition in which grape-like clusters of cysts replace normal renal tissue.

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Hypoplasia

Underdevelopment of a tissue, organ, or the body.I

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Dysplasia

Abnormal development of tissue.

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Acute renal failure

Sudden but reversible loss of kidney function.

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Chronic renal failure

Slowly progressive, rarely reversible loss of kidney function.