vacuolar nephrosis -->
hypokalaemic nephropathy
medical dictionary

Vacuolation of the epithelial cytoplasm of renal convoluted tubules in patients seriously depleted of potassium; vacuoles do not contain fat or glycogen, concentrating ability is impaired, polyuria and polydipsia are common, and pyelonephritis may develop.

Synonyms: vacuolar nephrosis.

American spelling: hypokalemic nephropathy

(05 Mar 2000)