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nephrosclerosis

noun neph·ro·scle·ro·sis \ ˌnef-rō-sklə-ˈrō-səs \

medical Definition of nephrosclerosis

plural nephroscleroses play \-ˌsēz\
: 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

play \-ˈrät-ik\ adjective

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