Acute Renal Failure - Postrenal Failure & How It Alters The Body


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The absence of urination is known as:

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1. Which of the following is NOT a common consequence of postrenal failure?

2. How do we distinguish hydroureter from hydronephrosis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo gauges your understanding of how kidneys can fail and the results of such failure. You will be tested mainly on terms associated with this condition.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The term used for the absence of urination
  • The term used to describe the dilation of the renal pelvis and calyces
  • The term describing the dilation of the ureter
  • Causes of postrenal failure
  • Signs of acute renal failure

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the effects of postrenal failure
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as anuria and azotemia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the consequences of postrenal failure
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes of postrenal failure

Additional Learning

To learn more about this condition, review the accompanying lesson called Acute Renal Failure: Postrenal Failure & How It Alters the Body. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • List causes of postrenal failure
  • Illustrate what happens to the kidneys and bladder in postrenal failure
  • Explain consequences of acute renal failure
  • Discuss diagnosis procedures and treatment options