nephrotic syndrome

noun

Definition of nephrotic syndrome 

: an abnormal condition that is marked by deficiency of albumin in the blood and its excretion in the urine due to altered permeability of the glomerular basement membranes

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At 3 years old, her son Jaxson was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome. Samantha West, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After nearly a year in the hospital with her son, there was optimism. Then their car burst into flames.," 10 June 2018 According to Mayo Clinic, nephrotic syndrome is usually caused by damage to small blood vessels in the kidneys that filter waste and excess water from your blood. Samantha Brodsky, Good Housekeeping, "Parents Thought Their Son Was Just Gaining Weight, Turns Out He Has a Rare Disorder," 12 Sep. 2017 American Kidney Fund states that, in children, nephrotic syndrome effects around 2 in every 10,000 and is most common among 2- to 6-year-olds. Samantha Brodsky, Good Housekeeping, "Parents Thought Their Son Was Just Gaining Weight, Turns Out He Has a Rare Disorder," 12 Sep. 2017

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nephrotic syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of nephrotic syndrome 

: an abnormal condition that is marked especially by a deficiency of albumin in the blood and excess excretion of protein in the urine due to altered permeability of the glomerular basement membranes (as from membranous glomerulonephritis, minimal change disease, or diabetes mellitus)

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