Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome - Glossary

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman, MD
Last Updated on Feb 13, 2017
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Glossary

Albuminuria: More than normal amounts of a protein called albumin in the urine. Albuminuria may be a sign of kidney disease, a problem that can occur in people who have had diabetes for a long time.

Biopsy: It is a procedure by which sample of affected cells or a piece of tissue is removed from the body so that it can be examined closely under a microscope. The sample can be removed through a needle, by light scraping, or other methods.

Nephrotic syndrome: Symptoms that result from damage to the filtering units of the kidney.

Hyperlipidaemia: Excessive amount of fat in the blood.

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