Definition: Kidney

Definition: Kidney

Kidney

(Riñón)

The kidneys are a pair of organs that are found on either side of the spine, just below the rib cage in the back. Kidneys:

Damage to the kidneys can occur in people who have had diabetes for many years, particularly if the diabetes is not well controlled.





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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