ne·​phrol·​o·​gy | \ ni-ˈfrä-lə-jē How to pronounce nephrology (audio) \

Definition of nephrology

: a branch of medicine concerned with the kidneys

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Other Words from nephrology

nephrologist \ ni-​ˈfrä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce nephrology (audio) \ noun

Examples of nephrology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rainbow previously offered specialty services such as pediatric radiology, general surgery, nephrology, cardiology, urology, and gastroenterology at MetroHealth’s main campus as part of the arrangement. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, 26 May 2021 Health’s nephrology department, though other Black UCSF nephrologists were based at San Francisco General Hospital and the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center. Tatiana Sanchez, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Mar. 2021 That exposure can create a ripple effect of negative consequences that persist into adulthood, said study author Dr. Rebecca Levy, research fellow in adult and pediatric nephrology at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. Megan Marples, CNN, 25 Feb. 2021 Fred Husserl is a nephrology specialist and has lived in New Orleans since 1972. Chris Smith | Contributing Writer,, 8 Jan. 2021 Pediatric cardiology is now available, and gastroenterology, nephrology and neurology will be offered in January. Robin Goist, cleveland, 15 Dec. 2020 For some specialties — like dermatology and nephrology — the delays were even longer. Michael Hochman, STAT, 6 Nov. 2020 In contrast to his cardiologist father, Zajicek had developed an interest in nephrology (kidney disease) and within a year at UTSW became a National Institutes of Health Fellow, with his research and salary funded through an NIH grant. David Buice, Dallas News, 5 Aug. 2020 The papers also vary in disciplines, including pediatrics, cardiology, endocrinology, nephrology, and vascular surgery. Dalmeet Singh Chawla, Science | AAAS, 27 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of nephrology

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nephrology was circa 1842

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16 Jun 2021

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“Nephrology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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ne·​phrol·​o·​gy | \ ni-ˈfräl-ə-jē How to pronounce nephrology (audio) \
plural nephrologies

Medical Definition of nephrology

: a medical specialty concerned with the kidneys and especially with their structure, functions, or diseases

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