end-stage renal disease

end-stage renal disease n the final stage of kidney failure (as that resulting from diabetes, chronic hypertension, or glomerulonephritis) that is marked by the complete or nearly complete irreversible loss of renal function called also end-stage kidney disease, end-stage kidney failure, end-stage renal failure

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(ESRD) chronic renal failure that is irreversible; see under failure.

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