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n. pl. ne·phrop·a·thies
A disease or abnormality of the kidney.
neph′ro·path′ic (nĕf′rə-păth′ĭk) adj.
(Medicine) kidney disease or malfunction
ne•phrop•a•thy(nəˈfrɒp ə θi)
any disease of the kidney.
neph•ro•path•ic (ˌnɛf rəˈpæθ ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||nephropathy - a disease affecting the kidneys|
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
n. nefropatía, cualquier enfermedad del riñón.