Definition of Hydronephrosis

1. Noun. Accumulation of urine in the kidney because of an obstruction in the ureter.

Generic synonyms: Pathology



Definition of Hydronephrosis

1. n. An accumulation of urine in the pelvis of the kidney, occasioned by obstruction in the urinary passages.

Definition of Hydronephrosis

1. Noun. (pathology) distension of the kidneys due to obstruction in the flow of urine ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Hydronephrosis

1. Abnormal enlargement of a kidney, may occur secondary to acute ureteral obstruction (kidney stone) or chronic kidney disease. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydronephrosis

hydromicrocephaly
hydromorphic
hydromorphinol
hydromorphone
hydromorphone hydrochloride
hydromphalus
hydromuscovite
hydromuscovites
hydromyelocele
hydromyoma
hydron
hydronated
hydronation
hydronations
hydronephrosis (current term)
hydronephrotic
hydronian
hydronic
hydronically
hydronium
hydronium ion
hydroniums
hydrons
hydronym
hydronyms
hydrop neumopericardium
hydropalladation
hydroparasalpinx
hydropath

Literary usage of Hydronephrosis

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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1896)
"Apart from hydronephrosis caused by renal calculi, the most common form of obstruction capable of determining hydronephrosis is a valve-like projection ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"X. hydronephrosis. Definition.—Dilatation of the pelvis and calyx of the ... New growths, such as tubercle or cancer, occasionally induce hydronephrosis; ..."

3. The Practice of pediatrics by Charles Gilmore Kerley (1914)
"hydronephrosis AND PYONEPHROSIS hydronephrosis is a condition characterized by distention of ... A few cases of traumatic hydronephrosis have be reported. ..."

4. On renal and urinary affections by William Howship Dickinson (1885)
"hydronephrosis AND PYONEPHROSIS. the cavity of the kidney is extended by aqueous fluid, the condition is described as hydronephrosis; when by purulent fluid ..."

5. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1912)
"hydronephrosis is frequently found in cattle, hogs and sheep during meat inspection. ... Horn saw hydronephrosis in 0.21% of 7000 slaughtered sheep, ..."

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