Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The science that deals with the kidneys, especially their functions or diseases.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The branch of medicine that deals with the function and diseases of the kidneys.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A treatise on, or the science which treats of, the kidneys, and their structure and functions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Scientific knowledge or investigation of the kidney.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of medicine concerned with the kidney - its development and anatomy and physiology and disorders

Etymologies

nephro- + -logy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I call my nephrology colleague, am reassured that he is as incensed as I, and recite the magic words to Anesthesia, "Nephrology says it's ok."

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  • The residents who spend time in nephrology care for your child under the direction of the attending physicians and fellows.

    The dialysis team and facility

  • Your insurance plan fully covers columns about many important topics, such as nephrology and Gregorian chant.

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  • The fellow will cover the nephrology service if both the first year fellows are absent.

    Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program

  • All have obtained positions in an academic pediatric nephrology setting or pharmaceutical research.

    Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program

  • During the first year of training, the fellow is mainly responsible for the care of nephrology patients admitted to the inpatient service and consultations from other services (six months) and for patients in the Dialysis Unit and Transplant Service (six months).

    Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program

  • The Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program is a three-year program designed to train pediatricians by providing the necessary clinical and research skills to enable them to pursue an academic career in pediatric nephrology.

    Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program

  • Personal statement outlining the reason for entering the field of pediatric nephrology

    Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship

  • “They put us in an ambulance and rushed her to a nearby hospital that had a pediatric nephrology unit, which put her on dialysis immediately,” recalls Hil.

    ...With Functioning Kidneys for All

  • Neil Turner, professor of nephrology at the University of Edinburgh, and president of Kidney Research UK, says: "Nobody who is in reasonable health needs to have any concern about drinking enough water because their body will tell them."

    Have we had our fill of water?

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