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Definition of Nephrosclerosis

Nephrosclerosis: A progressive disease of the kidneys that results from sclerosis (hardening) of the small blood vessels in the kidneys. Nephrosclerosis is most commonly associated with hypertension or diabetes and can lead to kidney failure.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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