Definition of nephrology in English:

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Pronunciation: /nəˈfräləjē/


The branch of medicine that deals with the physiology and diseases of the kidneys.
Example sentences
  • Entire categories such as cardiology, pulmonology, nephrology, gastroenterology and nutrition, and allergy and immunology are omitted.
  • The rapidly expanding group of older nephrology patients is a positive reflection of recent developments in medical care and offers an opportunity to establish links between nephrology and geriatric medicine.
  • He was widely published and notable for his extensive collaboration across different specialties as diverse as nephrology, neurology, and cardiothoracic surgery.



Pronunciation: /ˌnefrəˈläjikəl/
Example sentences
  • She was put on a strict nephrological and diabetological follow up and a low protein diet and was instructed to stop taking angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors in case of pregnancy.
  • Del Mar might wish to reconsider a nephrological cause for his haematuria, and patients should be offered an informed choice when considering the investigation of the symptom.
  • AP promotion of earlier recovery or remission, reduction of the scope of chemotherapy, good short- and long-term response permit this modality to be recommended for application in urological and nephrological practice.


Pronunciation: /nəˈfräləjəst/
Example sentences
  • She sought clarification about equivocal referrals; organised imaging; reviewed results with a paediatric nephrologist, radiologist, and medical physicist as necessary; and informed the doctor and family of normal test results.
  • The multidisciplinary team caring for Mrs D consists of her primary care provider, nephrologist, anesthesiologist, nurse, dietitian, social worker, physical therapist, and occupational therapist.
  • If your child suffers from recurrent UTIs, seek out a pediatric nephrologist or urologist who can perform a thorough evaluation and, if necessary, order tests for urinary system abnormalities.

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Syllabification: ne·phrol·o·gy

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