1. nephropathy

noun. a disease affecting the kidneys.


  • PKD
  • polyuria
  • renal failure
  • nephrosis
  • nephritis
  • nephroangiosclerosis
  • Bright's disease
  • kidney disease
  • renal disorder
  • polycystic kidney disease
  • kidney failure
  • renal insufficiency
  • uropathy


  • -pathy (English)
  • πάθος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • nephro- (English)

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Sentences with nephropathy

1. Noun, singular or mass
* Protein-losing nephropathy, a condition in which the kidneys fail to filter proteins, and the proteins are lost from the body when the dog urinates.

2. Adjective
Microalbuminuria can be the first sign of nephropathy, or kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease.

3. Coordinating conjunction
Like gluten intolerance, IgA nephropathy cannot be cured, but you can slow the progression of the damage with medication.

4. Noun, plural
Both people with high blood pressure and diabetic nephropathy have experienced one or more of these adverse reactions.