nephropathy

noun
ne·​phrop·​a·​thy | \ ni-ˈfrä-pə-thē How to pronounce nephropathy (audio) \
plural nephropathies

Definition of nephropathy

: an abnormal state of the kidney especially : one associated with or secondary to some other pathological process

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Other Words from nephropathy

nephropathic \ ˌne-​frə-​ˈpa-​thik How to pronounce nephropathic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of nephropathy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also known as Berger’s disease, IgA nephropathy is a disease that causes damage to the tiny filters inside the kidneys. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies’ Scott Oberg and David Dahl confident in their safety despite compromised immune systems," 27 May 2020 In 2006, while completing testing for a health insurance policy, Ramu was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy, a condition that causes protein to build up in the kidney, causing tissue damage and decreased organ function. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "Carmel boy thanks family of dad's kidney donor: 'Your son saved a very good man's life'," 14 June 2019 Another experimental drug is in testing to treat a condition affecting diabetics, called diabetic nephropathy, that is a leading cause of kidney failure. Jonathan D. Rockoff, WSJ, "Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Picks AstraZeneca Executive to Be Next CEO," 4 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of nephropathy

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Nephropathy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nephropathy. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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nephropathy

noun
ne·​phrop·​a·​thy | \ ni-ˈfräp-ə-thē How to pronounce nephropathy (audio) \
plural nephropathies

Medical Definition of nephropathy

: an abnormal state of the kidney especially : one associated with or secondary to some other pathological process

Other Words from nephropathy

nephropathic \ ˌnef-​rə-​ˈpath-​ik How to pronounce nephropathic (audio) \ adjective

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