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a diffusely scarred kidney in which the relatively large amount of abnormal fibrous tissue and ischemic atrophy leads to a moderate or great reduction in the size of the organ, as in arteriolar nephrosclerosis and chronic glomerulonephritis.
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con·tract·ed kid·ney(kŏn-trakt'ĕd kid'nē)
A diffusely scarred kidney in which fibrous tissue and ischemic atrophy lead to reduction in the size of the organ.
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