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nephrotoxic

Syllabification: neph·ro·tox·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌnefrəˈtäksik
 
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Definition of nephrotoxic in English:

adjective

Damaging or destructive to the kidneys.
Example sentences
  • The common potentially reversible causes are sepsis, excessive diuresis or paracentesis, and nephrotoxic drugs.
  • Several other drugs used in CF care have nephrotoxic and ototoxic potential.
  • Critical measures include maintaining adequate intravascular volume and mean arterial pressure, discontinuing all nephrotoxic drugs, and eliminating exposure to any other nephrotoxins.

Derivatives

nephrotoxicity

1
Pronunciation: /-täkˈsisitē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Nearly 40% of the patients had a creatinine clearance below normal, although there was no overt chronic nephrotoxicity.
  • When examining the relationships between peak and trough vancomycin serum levels and the subsequent development of nephrotoxicity or ototoxicity, it is difficult to predict risk based on these data.
  • Most of the rare reports of ototoxicity or nephrotoxicity in patients receiving vancomycin are complicated by concomitant illness or drug use associated with such side effects.

nephrotoxin

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Management includes correction of fluid and electrolyte levels; avoidance of nephrotoxins; and kidney replacement therapy, when appropriate.
  • Critical measures include maintaining adequate intravascular volume and mean arterial pressure, discontinuing all nephrotoxic drugs, and eliminating exposure to any other nephrotoxins.
  • Conditions that place patients at risk for this condition include untreated prerenal azotemia and the use of nephrotoxic drugs or exposure to other nephrotoxins.

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