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2. an antibody that causes destruction of kidney cells.
An antibody that causes destruction of the cells of the kidneys, formed in response to the injection of an emulsion of renal substance; it is specific for the species from which the antigen was prepared.
nephrolysinA nonspecific term for:
(1) Any antibody directed against a renal antigen;
(2) Any substance toxic to the kidneys; nephrotoxin.
nephrotoxin, a toxin destructive to kidney tissue.