noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1916 a noninflammatory disease of the kidneys chiefly affecting function of the nephrons; also nephrotic syndromenephrotic adjective or noun

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  • nephrosis — noun A non inflammatory disease of the kidneys that is characterised by the leaking of blood protein into the urine, swelling or oedema, and degenerative lesions. Syn: nephropathy, nephrotic syndrome …   Wiktionary

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  • nephrosis — [nɪ frəʊsɪs] noun Medicine kidney disease, especially with oedema and proteinuria. Derivatives nephrotic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • nephrosis — ne·phro·sis …   English syllables

  • nephrosis — n. (in pathology) degenerative changes in the epithelium of the kidney tubules. The term is sometimes used loosely for the nephrotic syndrome …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • nephrosis — ne•phro•sis [[t]nəˈfroʊ sɪs[/t]] n. pat kidney disease, esp. marked by noninflammatory degeneration of the tubular system • Etymology: 1915–20; < Gk nephr(ós) kidney + osis ne•phrot′ic ˈfrɒt ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

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