contracted kidney


A diffusely scarred kidney in which the presence of abnormal fibrous tissue and ischemic atrophy leads to a reduction in its size.

Nearby words

  1. contract of employment,
  2. contract out,
  3. contract practice,
  4. contractarianism,
  5. contracted,
  6. contracted pelvis,
  7. contractedly,
  8. contractile,
  9. contractile vacuole,
  10. contraction

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