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Changes in kidney with age

Changes in kidney with age

Overview

The kidney atrophies and is not as productive with age.

Review Date 7/19/2020

Updated by: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.