nephrosclerosis

noun

neph·​ro·​scle·​ro·​sis ˌnef-rō-sklə-ˈrō-səs How to pronounce nephrosclerosis (audio)
plural nephroscleroses -ˌsēz How to pronounce nephrosclerosis (audio)
: hardening of the kidney
specifically : a condition that is characterized by sclerosis of the renal arterioles with reduced blood flow and contraction of the kidney, that is associated usually with hypertension, and that terminates in renal failure and uremia compare nephritis
nephrosclerotic adjective

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“Nephrosclerosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nephrosclerosis. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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