nephrosis nephrosis  /nəf ˈroʊ səs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a syndrome characterized by edema and large amounts of protein in the urine and usually increased blood cholesterol; usually associated with glomerulonephritis or with a complication of various systemic diseases
  2. (n) a disease affecting the kidneys

Usage(s):

  1. Blood transfusions have saved countless lives, but a patient who might have recovered without transfusions may die of hemoglobinuric nephrosis and anuria i.
  2. Among the common forms of kidney disease that are not caused by inflammation is one that used to be called nephrosis, but is now labeled the nephrotic syndrome.
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