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what is the difference between acute renal failure and acute renal insufficiency?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Acute renal failure: Failure means kidneys stopped completely. Insufficiency not completely gone but not normal.
Answered on Mar 16, 2017

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