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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «N»:

  1. Nephrologist Nephrologist
    Nephrologist: A medical specialist in nephrology (the study of the kidney or "kidney-ology")....
  2. Nephrology Nephrology
    Nephrology: The art and science of the care of the kidney. ...
  3. Nephron Nephron
    Nephron: A key unit, both anatomically and functionally, of the kidney. ...
  4. Nephronophthisis 1 (NPH1) Nephronophthisis 1 (NPH1)
    Nephronophthisis 1 (NPH1): A childhood kidney disease in which there is progressive symmetrical destruction of the kidneys involving both the tubules and glomeruli, characteristically resulting in anemia, polyuria, polydipsia, isosthenuria (decreased ability to concentrate the urine), progressive re...
  5. Nephropathy Nephropathy
    Nephropathy: Any kidney disease. For example, there is diabetic nephropathy, gouty nephropathy, HIV-associated nephropathy, ischemic nephropathy, sickle cell nephropathy,and so on. From the Greek "nephros" (kidney) + "pathos" (disease)....
  6. Nephropathy, diabetic Nephropathy, diabetic
    Nephropathy, diabetic: See: Diabetic nephropathy....
  7. Nephropathy, membranous Nephropathy, membranous
    Nephropathy, membranous: See: Membranous nephropathy....
  8. Nephrosclerosis Nephrosclerosis
    Nephrosclerosis: Hardening (sclerosis) of the kidney usually due to disease of the blood vessels in it from atherosclerosis. ...
  9. Nephrosis Nephrosis
    Nephrosis: Non-inflammatory, non-neoplastic disease of the kidney. Nephrosis an be caused by kidney disease, or it may be a complication of another disorder, particularly diabetes. Diagnosis is by urine testing for the presence of protein, blood testing for lower than normal levels of protein, a...
  10. Nephrosis, lipoid Nephrosis, lipoid
    Nephrosis, lipoid: See: Minimal change disease....
  11. Nephrotic syndrome, minimal change Nephrotic syndrome, minimal change
    Nephrotic syndrome, minimal change: See: Minimal change disease....
  12. Nephrotomogram Nephrotomogram
    Nephrotomogram: A series of special x-rays of the kidneys. The x-rays are taken from different angles. They show the kidneys clearly, without the shadows of the organs around them....
  13. Nephrotoxic Nephrotoxic
    Nephrotoxic: Damaging or deleterious to the kidney. Literally, toxic to the kidney. The term was compounded in 1902 from nephro-, referring to the kidney + toxic....
  14. Neprilysin Neprilysin
    Neprilysin: See: Metallomembrane endopeptidase....
  15. Nerve Nerve
    Nerve: A bundle of fibers that uses chemical and electrical signals to transmit sensory and motor information from one body part to another. See: Nervous system. ...