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nephrosis

[nuh-froh-sis] /nəˈfroʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
kidney disease, especially marked by noninflammatory degeneration of the tubular system.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; < Neo-Latin; see nephr-, -osis
Related forms
nephrotic
[nuh-frot-ik] /nəˈfrɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nephrotic

nephrosis

/nɪˈfrəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
any noninflammatory degenerative kidney disease
Derived Forms
nephrotic (nɪˈfrɒtɪk) adjective
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nephrotic in Medicine

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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Encyclopedia Article for nephrotic

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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