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nəˈfroʊ sɪsnephro·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nephrotic syndrome, nephrosisnoun

    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. kidney disease, renal disorder, nephropathy, nephrosisnoun

    a disease affecting the kidneys


  1. nephrosisnoun

    A non-inflammatory disease of the kidneys that is characterised by the leaking of blood protein into the urine, swelling or oedema, and degenerative lesions.


  1. Nephrosis

    Nephrosis refers to a non-inflammatory nephropathy. Also known as nephrotic syndrome, nephrosis is any degenerative disease of the renal tubules. Nephrosis can be caused by kidney disease, or it may be secondary to another disorder. It should not be confused with nephritis, where inflammation is implied. However, some sources equate nephrosis with nephropathy. It can also be used to indicate an emphasis on the renal tubule. Examples include amyloid nephrosis and osmotic nephrosis.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Nephrosis

    Pathological processes of the KIDNEY without inflammatory or neoplastic components. Nephrosis may be a primary disorder or secondary complication of other diseases. It is characterized by the NEPHROTIC SYNDROME indicating the presence of PROTEINURIA and HYPOALBUMINEMIA with accompanying EDEMA.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nephrosis in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nephrosis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
    • A. motile
    • B. lacerate
    • C. flabby
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