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2. an antibody that causes destruction of kidney cells.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
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nephrolysinA nonspecific term for:
(1) Any antibody directed against a renal antigen;
(2) Any substance toxic to the kidneys; nephrotoxin.
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