nephrosis


ne·phro·sis

noun \ni-ˈfrō-səs\

Definition of NEPHROSIS

:  a noninflammatory disease of the kidneys chiefly affecting function of the nephrons; also :  nephrotic syndrome
ne·phrot·ic \-ˈfrä-tik\ adjective or noun

Origin of NEPHROSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1909

ne·phro·sis

noun \ni-ˈfrō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ne·phro·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of NEPHROSIS

: a noninflammatory disease of the kidneys chiefly affecting function of the nephrons; especially : nephrotic syndrome—compare nephritis

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