1Of or in the kidneys; renal.
- 1.1Relating to nephritis.‘Children who present with overlapping features of both nephrotic and nephritic syndromes should undergo thorough serological testing to narrow down the differential diagnosis.’
- ‘The classic presentation of poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis is a full-blown nephritic syndrome with oliguric acute renal failure.’
- ‘Increased levels occur in hypothyroidism, nephritic syndrome, atherosclerosis, cirrhosis, diabetes, hypertension, excess dietary intake of triglycerides, alcoholism, familial hyperlipidemia, and oral contraceptive use.’
- ‘The differential diagnosis can be narrowed based on whether a nephritic or nephrotic urine is present.’
- ‘In an uncontrolled study Astragalus and Angelica sinensis root, coupled with a high-protein diet, improved protein imbalance and serum protein in nephritic patients.’
- 1.1Relating to nephritis.
Late Middle English (as noun, denoting a person suffering from kidney disease): via late Latin from Greek nephritikos ‘of the kidneys’ (see nephritis). The adjective dates from the late 16th century.
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