The late, fully developed phase of a disease; e.g., in end-stage renal disease, a shrunken and scarred kidney that may result from a variety of chronic diseases that have become indistinguishable in their effect on the kidney.

(05 Mar 2000)

endstage lungmedical dictionary

Severe diffuse interstitial fibrosis and honeycombing.

(05 Mar 2000)

end-stage renal diseasemedical dictionary

<nephrology> A patient with inadequate renal function to support life. Individuals with end-stage disease must rely in kidney dialysis or peritoneal dialysis to survive. End-stage renal disease may be caused by a number of problems including diabetes, sickle cell disease, hypertension and congenital renal disease (polycystic kidney disease).

(27 Sep 1997)

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end-systolic volumemedical dictionary

The amount of blood in the ventricle at the end of the cardiac ejection period and immediately preceding the beginning of ventricular relaxation; a measurement of the adequacy of cardiac emptying, related to systolic function.

(05 Mar 2000)

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