nephrosclerosis

noun
neph·​ro·​scle·​ro·​sis | \ ˌnef-rō-sklə-ˈrō-səs How to pronounce nephrosclerosis (audio) \
plural nephroscleroses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce nephroscleroses (audio) \

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

Other Words from nephrosclerosis

nephrosclerotic \ -​ˈrät-​ik How to pronounce nephrosclerotic (audio) \ adjective

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“Nephrosclerosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nephrosclerosis. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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