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There are currently 13 terms in this directory beginning with the letter R.
Recurrent peritonitis
A peritonitis episode that occurs within 4 weeks of completion of therapy of a prior episode but with a different organism.

Red Blood Cell (RBC)
Cells in the blood stream that carry oxygen in a complete molecule called haemoglobin.

Refractory peritonitis
Failure of the effluent to clear after 5 days of appropriate antibiotic therapy

Regimen
A regimen is a systematic plan of therapy that is generally characterized as intermittent or continuous when referring to the duration of dialysis, and supine or ambulatory when referring to the position of the patient (for PD).

Relapsing peritonitis
A peritonitis episode that occurs within 4 weeks of completion of therapy of a prior episode of peritonitis with the same organism or a prior sterile episode.

Renal
Pertaining to the kidneys.

Renal Osteodystrophy
Generalized bone disease resulting from metabolic disorder caused by renal failure.

Repeat peritonitis
A peritonitis episode that occurs more than 4 weeks after completion of therapy of a prior episode with the same or different organism.

Restless Leg Syndrome
Is a condition that is characterized by an irresistible urge to move one's body to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations. It most commonly affects the legs, but can also affect the arms or torso.

Reverse Osmosis (RO)
A method for purifying water by forcing it through a semi-permeable membrane that prevents the passage of ions.

Rinse Back Volume
Amount of saline required to rinse the patient’s blood back following completion of the hemodialysis treatment.

Rotor
The rotating part of an electronic or mechanical device.

Rx
Abbreviation for "Prescription".
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