noun Pathology.
any disease of the kidney.

1915–20; nephro- + -pathy

nephropathic [nef-ruh-path-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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nephropathy ne·phrop·a·thy (nə-frŏp'ə-thē)
A disease of the kidney. Also called renopathy.

neph'ro·path'ic (něf'rə-pāth'ĭk) adj.
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In addition to diabetic nephropathy, many other types of kidney diseases can cause hypertension.
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