Introduction: Nephrotic syndrome


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Nephrotic syndrome: Various kidney glomeruli conditions

Nephrotic syndrome: Nephrotic syndrome is a condition marked by very high levels of protein in the urine; low levels of protein in the blood; swelling, especially around the eyes, feet, and hands; and high cholesterol. Nephrotic syndrome results from damage to the kidneys' glomeruli (the singular form is glomerulus). Glomeruli are tiny blood vessels that filter waste and excess water from the blood and send them to the bladder as urine. 1

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1. excerpt from Nephrotic Syndrome in Adults: NIDDK

Last revision: June 6, 2003

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