[ nɛfɹˈɒpəθɪ], [ nɛfɹˈɒpəθɪ], [ n_ɛ_f_ɹ_ˈɒ_p_ə_θ_ɪ]
How to use "Nephropathy" in context?
Nephropathy, also called kidney disease or nephritis, is a condition that affects the kidneys. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located in the abdomen near the groin. The left kidney performs the filtration process that rids the body of waste and excess water, and the right kidney helps with the production of blood and blood clotting.
Nephropathy can come in different forms, but all share the same cause: damage to the kidney's filtering system. This can be the result of a number of factors, including infection, cigarette smoking, and excessive drinking.
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