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

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Recent Examples on the Web The papers also vary in disciplines, including pediatrics, cardiology, endocrinology, nephrology, and vascular surgery. Dalmeet Singh Chawla, Science | AAAS, "A single ‘paper mill’ appears to have churned out 400 papers, sleuths find," 27 Feb. 2020 But Zimba points to Zambia’s history with nephrology: As recently as 2004, the nation didn’t have the ability to perform dialysis for diabetes patients with failing kidneys, and patients who could afford it were sent to India. Oliver Staley, Quartz Africa, "Zambia has 17 million people, a stroke epidemic, and no neurologists," 30 Dec. 2019 Djamali, who is also nephrology division chief at UW Health, said white blood cells will be extracted from a patient’s parent or sibling. Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin kidney transplant patients with virus will be studied in hopes of finding cure," 6 Aug. 2019 High performing specialties include geriatrics, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, and pulmonary and lung services. Cindy Krischer Goodman,, "Cleveland Clinic Florida back on top of list of South Florida’s best hospitals," 30 July 2019 Hopkins was ranked nationally in 15 specialties, including being ranked No. 1 in geriatrics, neurology & neurgosurgery, and rheumatology, and No. 2 in nephrology and urology. Lillian Reed,, "Johns Hopkins Hospital named No. 3 nationally by U.S. News & World Report," 30 July 2019 Trevino said the hospital has had strong cardiovascular services, emergency care and diabetes, endocrinology, nephrology and pulmonology care. Laura Garcia,, "New CEO to oversee upgrades at Baptist Medical Center," 22 July 2019 Ramirez began exploring this world after coming to Miami Children’s Hospital in 1982 to work with kidney diseases and rising to Pediatric Specialists of America section chief of nephrology. Dave Hyde,, "Hyde: A back-country trip to another world in a different century | Commentary," 13 July 2019 At Johns Hopkins Medicine, doctors have more than doubled the number of dialysis patients getting in-home care in the past year, through a variety of education and training programs, said Chirag Parikh, head of the nephrology department there. Bloomberg News,, "Less dialysis, more kidney transplants: Trump overhauls chronic care system," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of nephrology

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Nephrology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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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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