nephropathy

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ne·phrop·a·thy

 (nə-frŏp′ə-thē)
n. pl. ne·phrop·a·thies
A disease or abnormality of the kidney.

neph′ro·path′ic (nĕf′rə-păth′ĭk) adj.

nephropathy

(nɛfˈrɒpəθɪ)
n
(Medicine) kidney disease or malfunction

ne•phrop•a•thy

(nəˈfrɒp ə θi)

n.
any disease of the kidney.
[1915–20]
neph•ro•path•ic (ˌnɛf rəˈpæθ ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nephropathy - a disease affecting the kidneys
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
uropathy - any pathology of the urinary tract
Translations

ne·phrop·a·thy

n. nefropatía, cualquier enfermedad del riñón.

nephropathy

n nefropatía; diabetic — nefropatía diabética
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Long-term exposure to air pollution and increased risk of membranous nephropathy in China.
One mouse in the prednisone treated group showed severe glomerulonephritis with hyaline arteriosclerosis, membranous nephropathy and glomerular necrosis (Fig.
In 56(28%) of the patients the histological diagnosis was focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), followed by membranous nephropathy (MN) 28(14%) minimal change disease (MCD) 25(12.
For instance, in March 2015, metropolis announced the launch of a kidney function test, a PLA2R antibody test, that detects and evaluates intensity of membranous nephropathy.
Other common glomerular disorders are membranous nephropathy (12%), IgA nephropathy (9%), and post-infectious glomerulonephritis (6%).
Membranous nephropathy tends to be associated with epithelial predominant thymoma, is always diagnosed with either newly diagnosed or recurrent thymoma and typically resolves after tumour ablation.
Objective: Membranous nephropathy (MN) is a paradigm of organ-specific autoimmune disease which affects the kidney glomerulus, resulting in the formation of immune deposits, complement-mediated proteinuria, and renal failure.
On average, the likelihood of developing membranous nephropathy, an immune disorder of the kidneys that can lead to kidney failure, increased 13 per cent annually over the 11-year study period, whereas the proportions of other major kidney conditions remained stable, researchers said.
9] With better screening and treatment for syphilis, congenital syphilis-associated membranous nephropathy has also almost disappeared.
Thus diagnosis of membranous nephropathy, with clinically relevant proteinuria or nephrotic syndrome in particular in elderly should prompt to look for and rule out malignancy before any therapy is instituted.
Clinical and laboratory data for patients with biopsy-proven nephropathy [IgAN, membranous nephropathy, lupus nephritis, antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) vasculitis-associated kidney disease, and diabetic nephropathy] are summarized in Table 1.
FSGS has overtaken membranous nephropathy (MN) as the most common cause of NS in adults in many parts of the world and more importantly, its incidence is on the rise not only in adults but also in children.

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