Can Morphine Cause Kidney Failure?

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Definition

Acute (sudden) kidney failure is the sudden loss of the ability of the kidneys to remove waste and concentrate urine without losing electrolytes.


Alternative Names

Kidney failure; Renal failure; Renal failure - acute; ARF; Kidney injury - acute


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

There are many possible causes of kidney damage. They include:

  • Acute tubular necrosis (ATN)
  • Autoimmune kidney disease, including:
    • Acute nephritic syndrome
    • Interstitial nephritis
  • Decreased blood flow due to very low...
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