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Ch 19: Understanding Renal Disorders

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Boost your knowledge of renal disorders with help from the short and engaging lessons in this self-paced chapter. Enjoy access to multiple-choice quizzes you can use to check your comprehension of the lessons and ensure you're ready and able to excel on an upcoming test.

Understanding Renal Disorders - Chapter Summary

This entertaining chapter offers a variety of resources you can use to enhance your understanding of renal disorders. Study with the help of top instructors who closely examine acute renal disorders, chronic renal failure, incontinence and much more. By reviewing our lessons, you will be able to:

  • Define prerenal failure and discuss its impact on the body
  • Share the definition and consequences of intrinsic renal failure
  • Describe the impact postrenal failure has on the body
  • Explain the causes and symptoms of chronic renal failure
  • Detail the causes, phases and treatment of acute tubular necrosis
  • Provide the definition and discuss types and causes of incontinence
  • List and describe infectious causes of kidney disease
  • Discuss manifestations, causes, care and effects of fluid and electrolyte imbalances

Feel confident in your understanding of renal disorders by customizing your use of this chapter's resources based on your study needs and personal schedule. Select as few or as many lessons as you need to strengthen your knowledge, and feel free to visit them any time and as often as you'd like. Reach out to our subject-matter experts if you have questions about specific lesson topics. Our practice exam and mini quizzes make it easy to assess your comprehension of this chapter before taking your test.

8 Lessons in Chapter 19: Understanding Renal Disorders
Acute Renal Failure - Prerenal Failure & Its Effects On The Body

1. Acute Renal Failure - Prerenal Failure & Its Effects On The Body

This lesson will mainly focus on the prerenal causes of acute renal failure, why they occur, how they influence the kidneys, and how this in turn causes problems in the body.

Acute Renal Failure - Intrinsic Renal Failure & Its Consequences

2. Acute Renal Failure - Intrinsic Renal Failure & Its Consequences

This lesson will focus on what intrinsic renal failure means, what can cause it, and how it differs from pre-renal failure. We'll also discuss some additional diagnostic and treatment strategies of acute renal failure not covered in other lessons on this topic.

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

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

This lesson will zero in on a particular form of acute renal failure known as postrenal failure, including covering its causes, signs, diagnostic tests, and treatment options.

What is Chronic Renal Failure? - Causes & Symptoms

4. What is Chronic Renal Failure? - Causes & Symptoms

This lesson will discuss chronic kidney disease, or chronic renal failure, as it was once more commonly called. We will have an overview of what it means and what it does to your body.

Acute Tubular Necrosis: Causes, Phases & Treatment

5. Acute Tubular Necrosis: Causes, Phases & Treatment

Acute tubular necrosis refers to the damage and death of kidney cells which can result in decreased function of the kidneys. Learn about the causes, phases, and treatment of this condition.

Incontinence: Definition, Types, Causes & Treatment

6. Incontinence: Definition, Types, Causes & Treatment

This text lesson will discuss the definition of incontinence. We will also review the different types of incontinence including specific causes and treatments for each type.

Infectious Causes of Kidney Disease

7. Infectious Causes of Kidney Disease

What is a kidney infection technically called? You'll find out in this lesson. You'll also learn what the main cause of a kidney infection is, the two routes it can be established, and how it is diagnosed and treated.

Fluid & Electrolyte Imbalances: Manifestations, Causes, Care & Effects

8. Fluid & Electrolyte Imbalances: Manifestations, Causes, Care & Effects

The fluid and electrolyte balance of your body must be maintained to keep your muscles, brain and nerves functioning properly. Learn about conditions and drugs that can upset this balance and how a patient with an imbalance is cared for.

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