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

Definition of nephrology

: a branch of medicine concerned with the kidneys

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 Boston Children’s also was ranked No. 1 in the country for pediatric cancer treatment, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, and urology. Globe Staff,, 14 June 2022 Intensive therapy that continued for a full two weeks after delivery eventually turned the situation around, but not without a cross-discipline effort that included specialists in cardiology, nephrology, endocrinology and neonatology. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2022 For Elaine Kamil, 75, a pediatric nephrology specialist in Los Angeles, immense grief after the unexpected death of her 31-year-old-son physically took a toll on her heart. Devin Dwyer, ABC News, 7 Feb. 2022 Though kidney disease at large is considered common and accounts for 83% of all transplants, End Stage Renal Disease in children is rare, said Dr. David Haines, division chief of pediatric nephrology at Indiana University School of Medicine. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Feb. 2022 According to the UVA Hospital website, Dr. Warburton is an associate professor with an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) certification in nephrology, a specialization of internal medicine focused on the kidneys. Fox News, 25 Jan. 2022 Apart from a flurry of responses from his nephrology friends, Klein got hundreds of replies from others. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, 12 Jan. 2022 Other warning signs may be high blood pressure or swelling in your legs, Robert Greenwell, MD, chief of nephrology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, tells Health. Hallie Levine,, 3 Nov. 2021 The research, led by John Arthur, a professor of nephrology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science, intended to see what biology might be unique to Covid survivors. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, 15 Sep. 2021 See More

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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 18 Aug. 2022.

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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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