focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

n.

Segmental collapse of glomerular capillaries with thickened basement membranes and increased mesangial matrix, seen sometimes in nephrotic syndrome or mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis.

Nearby words

  1. focal necrosis,
  2. focal plane,
  3. focal point,
  4. focal ratio,
  5. focal reaction,
  6. focal seizure,
  7. focal-plane shutter,
  8. focalize,
  9. focally,
  10. foch


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