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    Malignant hypertension

    The kidneys filter wastes and excrete fluid when the pressure of blood in the bloodstream forces blood through the internal structures of the kidney.

    Malignant hypertension is very that comes on suddenly and quickly. The lower (diastolic) blood pressure reading, which is normally around 80 mmHg, is often above 130 mmHg.

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    Medullary cystic kidney disease

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

    Medullary cystic kidney disease (MCKD) is an inherited condition in which cysts in the center of each kidney cause the kidneys to gradually lose their ability to work.

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    Membranoproliferative GN

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

    Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis is a kidney disorder that involves inflammation and changes to kidney cells. It may lead to kidney problems.

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    Membranous nephropathy

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

    Membranous nephropathy is a kidney disorder that leads to changes and inflammation of the structures inside the kidney that help filter wastes and fluids. The inflammation may lead to problems with kidney function.

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    Milk-alkali syndrome

    Milk-alkali syndrome is an acquired condition in which there are high levels of calcium () and a shift in the body’s acid/base balance towards alkaline (metabolic ).

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    Minimal change disease

    The urinary system is made up of the kidneys, ureters, urethra and bladder.

    Minimal change disease is a kidney disorder that can lead to , although the nephrons of the kidney look normal under a regular microscope.