Acute renal failure

A medical acronym that refers to the sudden loss of kidney function; often reversible but if irreversible, can lead to chronic renal failure or chronic kidney disease; caused when the kidneys are unable to filter waste products from blood and dangerous levels of waste accumulates causing the blood's chemical makeup to get out of balance.


"My uncle suffered from ARF a couple years ago but since he was in pretty good health he recovered and is better now."

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Last Updated: March 4, 2015

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