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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. that forms the tissues of the kidney

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as n ephrogenous.


nephro- + -genic (Wiktionary)


  • The gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), which are intravenous drugs used to help make diagnostic tests such as MRI scans or angiography easier to read, can cause a rare and potentially fatal condition known as nephrogenic systemic fibrosis in kidney disease patients, the FDA said.

    Reuters: Top News

  • The ailment is called nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy and can be fatal.

    KVUE - Home

  • The ailment, which is sometimes fatal, is called nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy and has been reported in patients with weakened kidney function.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that these drugs will now require a black box warning label-the strongest in the industry-because they can cause a rare, and sometimes fatal, condition known as nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD).

    Republic Broadcasting Network

  • Certain drugs used as contrast agents in MRIs will get new, tougher warnings from the FDA due to their association with a dangerous skin condition known as nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.

  • He described a cluster of cases at his hospital in Copenhagen where kidney patients who received Omniscan developed a rare disorder called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Omniscan and other products have been linked with a skin condition in kidney patients, known as nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.

    Aftermath News

  • Although he found no scientific basis for 8 x 8 as advice for the entire population, Dr. Valtin did find evidence that large intakes of fluid, equal to and greater than 8 x 8, are advisable for the treatment or prevention of some diseases such as nephrogenic diabetes insipidus and renal stones, and “certainly are called for under special circumstances, such as vigorous work and exercise, especially in hot climates.”

    The Doctor is In

  • The FDA said its review of the safety of the drugs determined that Magnevist, Omniscan and Optimark are associated with a greater risk than the other drugs for nephrogenic systemic fibrosis in certain patients with kidney disease.

    FDA Boosts Warnings on Drugs Used In MRI Scans

  • The FDA said that drugs known as gadolinium-based contrast agents will carry new warnings on their labels about the risk of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis if the drugs are administered to certain patients with kidney disease.

    FDA Boosts Warnings on Drugs Used In MRI Scans


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