analgesic nephropathymedical dictionary

<nephrology, pathology> A form of kidney damage which can occur from the overexposure to certain analgesics (for example acetaminophen, salicylates and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents).

In most cases analgesic use is excessive in dosing or chronicity of use. Complications include acute renal failure.

See: interstitial nephritis.

Origin: Gr. Pathos = disease

(27 Sep 1997)

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