nephrotic syndrome

[ nə-frŏtĭk ]

n.

A clinical state marked by edema, albuminuria, decreased plasma albumin, doubly refractile bodies in the urine, and usually increased blood cholesterol. It results from increased permeability of the glomerular capillary basement membranes.nephrosis

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