The branch of medicine that deals with the function and diseases of the kidneys.
See Also: nephrologist

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  • Nephrology — Ne*phrol o*gy, n. [Gr. nefro s a kidney + logy.] A treatise on, or the science which treats of, the kidneys, and their structure and functions. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nephrology — (n.) 1839, from NEPHRO (Cf. nephro ) + OLOGY (Cf. ology). Related: Nephrologist …   Etymology dictionary

  • nephrology — [nə fräl′ə jē] n. the branch of medicine dealing with the kidney nephrologist n …   English World dictionary

  • Nephrology — the article on the kidney for the anatomy and function of healthy kidneys and a list of diseases involving the kidney. Nephrologist Occupation Names Doctor, Medical Specialist Activity sectors Medicine Description Education required Doctor of… …   Wikipedia

  • nephrology — nephrologist, n. /neuh frol euh jee/, n. the branch of medical science that deals with the kidney. [1835 45; NEPHRO + LOGY] * * * Branch of medicine dealing with kidney function and diseases. An understanding of kidney physiology is important not …   Universalium

  • nephrology — noun Date: circa 1842 a branch of medicine concerned with the kidneys • nephrologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nephrology — The branch of medical science concerned with medical diseases of the kidneys. [nephro + G. logos, study] * * * ne·phrol·o·gy ni fräl ə jē n, pl gies a medical specialty concerned with the kidneys and esp. with their structure, functions, or… …   Medical dictionary

  • nephrology — study of the kidneys Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • nephrology — nɪ frÉ‘lÉ™dʒɪ n. study of the kidneys (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nephrology — [nɛ frɒlədʒi] noun the branch of medicine concerned with the physiology and diseases of the kidneys. Derivatives nephrological adjective nephrologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

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