[The changing meaning of the term nephrosis since Noeggerath (author's transl)].


The term nephrosis has changed its meaning considerably since it was coined by Friedrich v. Müller. At the time of Noeggerath, whose 100 anniversary just has passed, nephrosis was defined by morphological terms describing various histological alterations of the renal tubuli which were considered to be degenerative. Today nephrosis is a clinical diagnosis… (More)