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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nephropathy mean? 

  The noun NEPHROPATHY has 1 sense:

1. a disease affecting the kidneys

  Familiarity information: NEPHROPATHY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A disease affecting the kidneys

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


kidney disease; nephropathy; renal disorder; nephrosis

Hypernyms ("nephropathy" is a kind of...):

uropathy (any pathology of the urinary tract)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nephropathy"):

Bright's disease; nephritis (an inflammation of the kidney)

nephroangiosclerosis; nephrosclerosis (kidney disease that is usually associated with hypertension; sclerosis of the renal arterioles reduces blood flow that can lead to kidney failure and heart failure)

PKD; polycystic kidney disease (kidney disease characterized by enlarged kidneys containing many cysts; often leads to kidney failure)

polyuria (renal disorder characterized by the production of large volumes of pale dilute urine; often associated with diabetes)

kidney failure; renal failure (inability of the kidneys to excrete wastes and to help maintain the electrolyte balance)

renal insufficiency (insufficient excretion of wastes by the kidneys)

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