Definition of prerenal in English:

prerenal

adjective

Anatomy Medicine
  • 1Situated anterior or superior to the kidney or (more usually) to the junction of the vena cava with the renal vein.

  • 2Occurring proximal to, or before reaching, the kidney; specifically designating disorders caused by abnormality of the blood supply to the kidney.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From pre- + renal.

Pronunciation

prerenal

/ˌpriːˈriːnl/