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nephropathy

[nə′fräp·ə·thē]
(medicine)
Any disease of the kidney.

Nephropathy

 

a general term that includes several renal disorders. Classified as nephropathies are nephropathy of pregnancy and a group of other kidney diseases that are distinguished from each other by a variety of morphological changes. This latter group of diseases includes myelogenous nephropathy, endemic, or Balkan, nephropathy, medicinally induced nephropathy, kaliopenic nephropathy, and hypercalcemic nephropathy.

REFERENCE

Osnovy nefrologii, vol. 2. Edited by E. M. Tareev. Moscow, 1972.
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