end-stage renal disease

noun

Medical Definition of end-stage renal disease

: the final stage of kidney failure (as that resulting from diabetes, chronic hypertension, or glomerulonephritis) that is marked by the complete or nearly complete irreversible loss of renal function

called also end-stage kidney disease, end-stage kidney failure, end-stage renal failure

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“End-stage renal disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/end-stage%20renal%20disease. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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