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Glossary for Renal tubular acidosis, distal, autosomal recessive

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Acid-Base Imbalance: A disruption to the normal acid-base equilibrium in the body. There are four main groups of disorder involving an acid-base imbalance: respiratory acidosis or alkalosis and metabolic acidosis or alkalosis. Obviously the severity of symptoms is determined by the degree of imbalance.
  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Congenital metabolic disorders: Congenital (birth) defects affecting any metabolic systems.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Hypokalemia: Low levels of potassium in the body.
  • Kidney conditions: Any condition affecting the kidney organs.
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Nephrocalcinosis: A condition characterized by calcium salt deposits in the kidneys which may affect it's ability to function. The condition refers to a generally increased level of calcium in the kidneys rather than actual localized deposits such as occurs in kidney stones. It may be caused by such things as high blood calcium levels and tuberculosis. The condition often goes unnoticed until kidney or urinary tract stones form.
  • Poor growth: Poor body growth or delayed physical development.
  • Urinary system conditions: Medical conditions affecting urination, urinary organs or the urinary system.
  • Urine substances: Inappropriate levels of substances found in urine

 

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