1. [ noun ] (medicine,pathology) a disease affecting the kidneys
Synonyms: nephropathy renal_disorder kidney_disease
Related terms: disease uropathy nephritis nephroangiosclerosis pkd polyuria renal_failure renal_insufficiency
2. [ noun ] (medicine) 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
Synonyms: nephrotic_syndrome
Related terms: syndrome