Kidney Glossary

Renalus Center for Kidney Care believes in delivering accessible, educational content to our audience. Below you will find a glossary of kidney disease terms. To find a specific term, locate the alphabetical category for the keyword and click on the designated range (e.g. if you are looking for the definition of the word “albumin”, click “A-C”). Information posted below should NOT be a substitute for a visit to your doctor. Make sure to talk to a health professional if you have kidney problems.

  • A - C
  • D - F
  • G - I
  • J - N
  • O - R
  • S - U
  • V - Z
All the information presented is courtesy of The Kidney Failure Glossary and The Kidney Diseases Dictionary. For more information visit:
US Dept. of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearing House