nephrosis

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(nĕ-frō′sĭs )

(nĕ-frō′sēz″)
pl. nephroses [nephro- + -sis]

1. Clinical classification of kidney disease in which protein loss is so extensive that edema and hypoproteinemia are produced.
2. Degenerative changes in the kidneys, esp. the renal tubules, without the occurrence of inflammation.
SEE: nephrotic syndrome

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