renal blood flow, effectivemedical dictionary

The amount of blood flowing to the parts of the kidney that are involved with the production of constituents of urine. It is that portion of the total renal blood flow that perfuses functional renal tissue (e.g., the glomeruli). It should be differentiated from renal plasma flow, effective which is based on the amount of plasma rather than on total renal blood.

(12 Dec 1998)