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1. ACE Inhibitor (ACE inhibitor)
A type of drug used to lower blood pressure. Studies indicate that it may also help prevent or slow the progression of kidney disease in people with diabetes .

2. Adrenal gland
This gland is found above each kidney, and it made up of an outer wall ( cortex ) that secretes important steroid hormones and an inner portion (medulla) that produces adrenaline (epinephrine) and noradrenaline (norepinephrine) .

3. African green monkey kidney cells
Cells taken from the kidneys of the African green monkey Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus and used to grow certain virus es like poliovirus.

4. Albuminuria
More than normal amounts of a protein called albumin in the urine. Albuminuria may be a sign of kidney disease, a problem that can occur in people who have had diabetes for a long time.

5. Aldrin
A chlorinated organic insecticide whose use and manufacture has been banned in the U.S. (but not all other contries have followed suit). The chemical can poison via skin contact, ingestion or inhalation; symptoms include kidney damage, shaking, slurred speech, convulsions, respiratory failure, and death. Chronic exposure to non-lethal doses of aldrin can cause liver damage and probably cancer.

6. Alport's syndrome (Alport syndrome)
Alport's syndrome consists of progressive nephritis , nerve deafness, leading to kidney failure in the second to third decades of life. Autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, and X-linked inheritance are noted.

7. Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP)
This cardiac hormone (28 amino acid residues) regulates salt and water balance in body fluids and blood pressure; it has potential as a medication to treat heart and kidney failure and the buildup of excess fluid in tissue.

8. Bacteriuria
The condition of finding bacteria in the urine. Under normal circumstances fresh urine excreted from the kidney is sterile. However, when urine passes through the urethra, it picks up a small amount of bacteria. Bacteriuria with 100,000 bacteria per ml. is highly suggestive of infection in the urinary tract.

9. Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)
A waste product of the kidneys. Increased levels of BUN in the blood may indicate early kidney damage.

10. Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)
This is an indicator of glomerular filtration rate. However, because it is dependent upon the protein intake in the diet and renal function, it is an insensitive indicator. At least 50 % of the kidney substance must be destroyed before BUN is elevated. (Normal range: 3 - 7 mmol/L)


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