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Glossary for Renal infarction

  • Abdominal Pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Acute flank pain: acute flank pain refers to sudden onset pain in one side of the body between the upper abdomen and the back
  • Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is a syndrome affecting arterial blood vessels. It is a chronic inflammatory response in the walls of arteries, in large part due to the accumulation of macrophage white blood cells and promoted by low density (especially small particle) lipoproteins (plasma proteins that carry cholesterol and triglycerides) without adequate removal of fats and cholesterol from the macrophages by functional high density lipoproteins (HDL). It is commonly referred to as a hardening or furring of the arteries. It is caused by the formation of multiple plaques within the arteries.
  • Circulatory system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the heart and the circulatory system.
  • Embolism: Blockage of an artery or blood vessel
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Flank pain: A feeling of distress and agonycaused by the stimulation of pain nerve endings in the flank
  • Hematuria: Blood in the urine
  • Kidney Cancer: Cancer that forms in tissues of the kidneys
  • Kidney conditions: Any condition affecting the kidney organs.
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Renovascular Hypertension: Renovascular hypertension is high blood pressure resulting from narrowing or damage to kidney blood vessels which prevents the blood from flowing through the kidneys properly.
  • Thrombosis: Blood clot occurring in a blood vessel
  • Urinary system conditions: Medical conditions affecting urination, urinary organs or the urinary system.
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.


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