nephrotic syndrome

noun

: 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

Examples of nephrotic syndrome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ameera did indeed have a kidney disease, explaining her nephrotic syndrome symptoms. Amitha Kalaichandran, Discover Magazine, 15 Apr. 2019 However, her urine test showed high protein levels, which suggested nephrotic syndrome, a kidney disorder. Amitha Kalaichandran, Discover Magazine, 15 Apr. 2019 At 7 months, Anthony was diagnosed with the kidney disorder nephrotic syndrome. Bend Bulletin, oregonlive, 3 Sep. 2019 Other conditions, such as cystic kidneys, genetic factors, nephrotic syndrome and autoimmune diseases also can cause kidney failure. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 9 July 2019 At 3 years old, her son Jaxson was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome. Samantha West, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 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, 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, 12 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nephrotic syndrome was in 1931

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“Nephrotic syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nephrotic%20syndrome. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

nephrotic syndrome

noun
: 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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