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Medical Term:

osmotic nephrosis


Definition: swelling of renal tubular epithelium associated with glomerular filtration of sugars and dextrose; the swelling is due to formation of cytoplasmic vesicles by pinocytosis, and is reversible, probably with no dysfunction, when corrected by glucose or mannitol therapy.

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