nephr-, nephro-, nephri-, -nephric
(Greek: nephros; kidney, kidneys)
Kidney stones are a common cause of blood in the urine and pain in the abdomen, flank, or groin and they occur in one in twenty people at some time in their lives.
The chronic kidney failure affects growth and leads to short stature. The age at death ranges from around four to fifteen years.2. Etymology: derived from nephron + phthisis.
The nephron is the fundamental functional unit in the kidney and includes the renal tubule and glomerulus. Phthisis is a Greek word meaning "a dwindling or wasting away".
2. Suppurative (form or discharge pus) nephritis with wasting of the substance of the kidney.