Nephropathy

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nephropathy

[nə′fräp·ə·thē]
(medicine)
Any disease of the kidney.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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