nephropathy

Definitions of nephropathy
  1. noun
    a disease affecting the kidneys
    synonyms: kidney disease, nephrosis, renal disorder
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    Bright's disease, nephritis
    an inflammation of the kidney
    nephroangiosclerosis, nephrosclerosis
    kidney disease that is usually associated with hypertension; sclerosis of the renal arterioles reduces blood flow that can lead to kidney failure and heart failure
    PKD, polycystic kidney disease
    kidney disease characterized by enlarged kidneys containing many cysts; often leads to kidney failure
    polyuria
    renal disorder characterized by the production of large volumes of pale dilute urine; often associated with diabetes
    kidney failure, renal failure
    inability of the kidneys to excrete wastes and to help maintain the electrolyte balance
    renal insufficiency
    insufficient excretion of wastes by the kidneys
    acute kidney failure, acute renal failure
    renal failure associated with burns or other trauma or with acute infection or obstruction of the urinary tract
    chronic kidney failure, chronic renal failure
    renal failure that can result from a variety of systemic disorders
    glomerulonephritis
    nephritis marked by inflammation of the glomeruli of the kidney; characterized by decreased production of urine and by the presence of blood and protein in the urine and by edema
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    uropathy
    any pathology of the urinary tract
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