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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Under the agreement, Rainbow will provide pediatric specialty care in pediatric radiology, nephrology, cardiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, urology, general surgery and gastroenterology. Ginger Christ,, "MetroHealth names University Hospitals new partner for pediatric care," 3 June 2019 Boston Children’s also ranked number one in several specialties, including pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, and nephrology., "Boston Children’s named best pediatric hospital in the country for fifth year," 27 June 2018 Since then, the foundation has spent more than $40 million on research, nephrology fellowships and scientific meetings, becoming the largest non-governmental source of PKD research money. Andy Marso, kansascity, "Partnership that began in KC 35 years ago yields first treatment for kidney disease," 29 June 2018 UC Davis Children's Hospital ranked 26 for neonatology, 35 for pediatric nephrology, 44 in pediatric pulmonology and 49 in pediatric urology. Hannah Holzer, sacbee, "UC Davis, Shriners ranked among nation's top hospitals for children in annual report," 28 June 2018 Jerry McCauley, chief of nephrology at Thomas Jefferson University, said two relatively common kidney conditions can be diagnosed with imaging and treated with embolization: a vascular malformation or a benign mass called angiomyolipoma. Marie Mccullough,, "Melania Trump treated for benign kidney condition at Walter Reed," 14 May 2018 The findings both electrified and polarized the nephrology community. Stephen S. Hall, Science | AAAS, "What's your risk of kidney disease, heart attack, or diabetes? A single molecule can tell," 19 Apr. 2018 Even people who test positive for HIV and hepatitis C can donate, though only to recipients who are also infected with the virus, said Taber, who is also chief of transplant nephrology at IU Health. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "The opioid crisis ‘silver lining’: A heroin overdose that killed 1 mom, saved 4 lives," 19 Apr. 2018 But Korkor, a medical doctor with a specialty in nephrology, isn't content with capturing scenes in his time away from the office. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Photography contest focuses on conservation," 9 Dec. 2017

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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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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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