nephrolysis

[ nə-frŏlĭ-sĭs ]

n.

The operation of freeing of the kidney from inflammatory adhesions, with preservation of the capsule.
The destruction of renal cells.

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neph′ro•lytic (nĕf′rə-lĭtĭk) adj.
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