nephrosclerosis

noun
neph·ro·scle·ro·sis | \ ˌnef-rō-sklə-ˈrō-səs \
plural nephroscleroses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of nephrosclerosis 

: 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

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