nephrosis

nephrosis

[nuh-froh-sis]
noun Pathology.
kidney disease, especially marked by noninflammatory degeneration of the tubular system.

Origin:
1915–20; < Neo-Latin; see nephr-, -osis

nephrotic [nuh-frot-ik] , adjective
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nephrosis (nɪˈfrəʊsɪs)
 
n
any noninflammatory degenerative kidney disease
 
ne'phrotic
 
adj

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nephrosis ne·phro·sis (nə-frō'sĭs)
n. pl. ne·phro·ses (-sēz)

  1. Disease of the kidneys marked by degeneration of renal tubular epithelium.

  2. See nephrotic syndrome.


ne·phrot'ic (-frŏt'ĭk) adj.
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nephrosis

group of signs of kidney malfunction, including a low level of albumin (a protein) and a high level of lipids (fats) in the blood, proteins in the urine, and the accumulation of fluid in the tissues. Nephrotic syndrome typically results in the loss of more than 3.5 grams of proteins per day. It may result from streptococcal infection, lupus erythematosus, renal vein thrombosis, or heavy-metal poisoning.

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