Asked in Organ Transplants
What are the requirements for a kidney transplant?
Well obviously your kidney has to be failing. but other than that you have to have below 30% function in your kidney. Note: you can survive with only 1 kidney so its more like below 30% function in 1 kidney When your kidney function is down to 12 -15 % then you will need to do dialysis or have a kidney transplant. For a transplant the donor's kidney has to be suitable for you. Blood types and tissues types are matched to...
Asked in Medical Terminology
What is the medical term that refers to kidney function?
Renal function is the medical term meaning kidney function. Renal means pertaining to the kidney. ...
Asked in Urinary System
What is the function of the kidney in the squid?
The function of the kidney in a squid is essentially the same as humans and other animals. It's a major part of the urinary system, and it is used for regulating blood pressure and electrolytes. It also maintains the balance of acid bases in the body. ...
Does kidney impairment mean the same as failure?
Kidney impairment indicates a problem, but kidney failure refers to the inability of a kidney to do it's job. You can live with one kidney or impaired kidney function, but if the kidneys fail to function, this is incompatible with life if not corrected. ...
Asked in Health
The major kidney function that cannot be performed by artificial dialysis membranes is to?
reabsorb Na+, K+, glucose, and other molecules
What are the effects of common drugs such as penicillin the myceins etc on kidney function?
Generally speaking, little or no effect on kidney function. However, kidney function may have an effect on the drugs. Most antibiotics are excreted via the kidneys, and reduced kidney function can cause a buildup in the body exceeding normal dosage levels. ...
Asked in Kidneys
What kidney disease is inherited and the cysts slowly reduce the kidney function and eventually leads to kidney failure?
The condition known as polycystic kidney disease is inherited and the cysts slowly reduce kidney function and leads to kidney failure. the condition can also effect the liver and pancreas. ...
Asked in Urinary System
What is the primary function of nephrons in the kidney?
The main function of the nephrons in the human kidney is to filter the blood. It does this by regulating the concentration of water and sodium salts. ...