American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or in the region of the kidneys.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the kidneys: as, a renal artery or vein; renal structure or function; renal disease.
- adj. Pertaining to the kidneys.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the kidneys; in the region of the kidneys.
- adj. of or relating to the kidneys
- From Late Latin renalis ("related to the kidneys"), from renes ("kidneys"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin rēnālis, from Latin rēnēs, kidneys. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Phenazopyridine (Pyridium) poisoning: possible toxicity of methylene blue administration in renal failure.”
“Renal function, as reflected by glomerular filtration rate and tubular secretion, decreases steadily with increasing age. 16 There is a 6-10 percentdecrease in renal function per decade after age 40, such that, even a healthy 70 year old male can have a 40-50percent decline of renal function. 7 Drugs which are cleared primarily by the kidneys will, therefore, take longer to be excreted.”
“The symptoms of kidney disease can be subtle — including trouble concentrating, lack of energy, nausea and poor appetite — so many people don't know they have a problem until they are in renal failure.”
“She is at severe risk for long-term renal complications, including end stage renal disease (ESRD), dialysis, and transplant.”
“Individuals fly into Newark and present to our hospitals in renal failure, or pregnant and ready to deliver.”
“The patient was a young woman in renal failure following obstetrical complications.”
“So also with many of the other problems that I have touched upon, in renal and electrolyte physiology, as related to pulmonary disease, in blood formation, the physiology of the respiratory center, and so on.”
“Background The long-term renal consequences of kidney donation by a living donor are attracting increased appropriate interest.”
“To determine these factors, we used a United States Department of Veterans Affairs database to ascertain long-term renal function in 113,272 patients.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘renal’.
The ones with which I flavor my speech, and the ones I love to find peppered in literature.
good grief, I'm getting irritable.
Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
All words spotted in 2008...
Words that seem nasty, but aren't. Don't like it? Well... you're full of cockles.
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