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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Potassium chloride ER is indicated for the treatment of patients with hypokalemia with or without metabolic alkalosis, in digitalis intoxications, in patients with hypokalemic familial periodic paralysis, and for the prevention of hypokalemia in patients who would be at particular risk if hypokalemia were to develop (digitalized patients or patients with significant cardiac arrhythmias, hepatic cirrhosis with ascites, states of aldosterone excess with normal renal function, potassium-losing nephropathy, and certain diarrheal states).

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