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antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteries; promotes the excretion of salt and water by inhibiting the activity of the angiotensin converting enzyme; also used to treat congestive he ACE inhibitor , angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules ADH , antidiuretic hormone , Pitressin , vasopressin
either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney adrenal , adrenal gland , suprarenal gland
presence of excessive protein (chiefly albumin but also globulin) in the urine; usually a symptom of kidney disorder albuminuria , proteinuria
perennial Eurasian herb having heads of red or yellow flowers and common in meadows and pastures; formerly used medicinally for kidney disorders Anthyllis vulneraria , kidney vetch
curved arteries of the kidney arcuate artery of the kidney
veins that receive blood from interlobular veins of kidney and rectal venules arcuate vein of the kidney , vena arcuata renis
severe and often fatal malaria characterized by kidney damage resulting in dark urine blackwater fever
inflammation of the kidney Bright's disease , nephritis
kidney stone calculus , concretion , nephrolith
ground beef and chili peppers or chili powder often with tomatoes and kidney beans chili , chili con carne
pyelonephritis that develops slowly and can lead to renal failure if untreated; often associated with a kidney stone or with narrowing of the urinary passageways chronic pyelonephritis
coagulation factor formed in the kidney under the influence of vitamin K cothromboplastin , factor VII , proconvertin , stable factor
kidney machine dialyzer , hemodialyzer
ACE inhibitor (trade name Vasotec) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney and so results in vasodilation; administered after heart attacks enalapril , Vasotec
bristle ferns; kidney ferns genus Trichomanes , Trichomanes
nephritis marked by inflammation of the glomeruli of the kidney; characterized by decreased production of urine and by the presence of blood and protein in the urine and by edema glomerulonephritis
dialysis of the blood to remove toxic substances or metabolic wastes from the bloodstream; used in the case of kidney failure haemodialysis , hemodialysis
kidney and other edible beans haricot
accumulation of urine in the kidney because of an obstruction in the ureter hydronephrosis
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