The term "renal" refers to the kidney. For example, renal failure means kidney failure.

Related topics:

  • Kidney disease
  • Kidney disease - diet
  • Kidney failure
  • Kidney function tests
  • Renal scan
  • Kidney transplant
Kidney anatomy

The kidneys are responsible for removing wastes from the body, regulating electrolyte balance and blood pressure, and the stimulation of red blood cell production.

Kidney - blood and urine flow

This is the typical appearance of the blood vessels (vasculature) and urine flow pattern in the kidney. The blood vessels are shown in red and the urine flow pattern in yellow.