Acidosis, renal tubular

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Term Acidosis, renal tubular
Description A group of disorders of the kidney tubules characterized by the accumulation of metabolically produced acids with elevated plasma chloride, hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis.
Definition Acidosis, renal tubular

A group of disorders of the kidney tubules characterized by the accumulation of metabolically produced acids with elevated plasma chloride, hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis.

Defective renal acidification of urine (proximal tubules) or low renal acid excretion (distal tubules) can lead to complications such as hypokalemia, hypercalcinuria with nephrolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis, and rickets.

References 1. NCBI, MeSH http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=search&db=mesh&term=Acidosis-Renal-Tubular
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