nephrosclerosis neph·ro·scle·ro·sis (něf’rō-sklə-rō’sĭs)
Induration of the kidney from overgrowth and contraction of the interstitial connective tissue.
neph’ro·scle·rot’ic (-rŏt’ĭk) adj.


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