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nephrotic syndrome

noun

Definition of NEPHROTIC SYNDROME

:  an abnormal condition that is marked by deficiency of albumin in the blood and its excretion in the urine due to altered permeability of the glomerular basement membranes
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First Known Use of NEPHROTIC SYNDROME

1931
Medical Dictionary

nephrotic syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of NEPHROTIC SYNDROME

:  an abnormal condition that is marked especially by deficiency of albumin in the blood and excess excretion of protein in the urine due to altered permeability of the glomerular basement membranes (as from membranous glomerulonephritis, minimal change disease, or diabetes mellitus)

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