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Descriptor in English: Kidney
Descriptor in Spanish: Riñón
Descriptor in Portuguese: Rim
Descriptor in French: Rein
Entry term(s): Kidneys
Tree number(s): A05.810.453
Scope note: Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.
Annotation: /blood supply: consider also RENAL CIRCULATION; /surg: consider NEPHRECTOMY; cyst = KIDNEY DISEASES, CYSTIC or specifics; inflammation = NEPHRITIS; Goldblatt kidney = HYPERTENSION, GOLDBLATT see HYPERTENSION, RENOVASCULAR; nephrostomy: consider NEPHROSTOMY, PERCUTANEOUS
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
History Note: /transplantation was KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION 1963-65; was KIDNEY/transplantation 1966-89
See also the descriptors: Diuresis MeSH
Nephrectomy MeSH
Radioisotope Renography MeSH
Renal Circulation MeSH
DeCS UI: 7840
Descriptor UI: D007668
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/07/05
Kidney - Preferred
Concept UI M0012006
Scope note Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.
Preferred term Kidney
Entry term(s) Kidneys



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