focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

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focal segmental glomerulosclerosis n.
Segmental collapse of glomerular capillaries with thickened basement membranes and increased mesangial matrix, seen sometimes in nephrotic syndrome or mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis.

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