Medical Dictionary

nephrosclerosis

noun neph·ro·scle·ro·sis \ˌnef-rō-sklə-ˈrō-səs\
plural neph·ro·scle·ro·ses \-ˌsēz\

Definition of NEPHROSCLEROSIS

:  hardening of the kidney; specifically :  a condition that is characterized by sclerosis of the renal arterioles with reduced blood flow and contraction of the kidney, that is associated usually with hypertension, and that terminates in renal failure and uremia—compare nephritis
neph·ro·scle·rot·ic \-ˈrät-ik\ adjective
April 02, 2015
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