Medical Dictionary

nephritis

noun ne·phri·tis \ni-ˈfrīt-əs\
plural ne·phrit·i·des \-ˈfrit-ə-ˌdēz\

Medical Definition of NEPHRITIS

:  acute or chronic inflammation of the kidney affecting the structure (as of the glomerulus or parenchyma) and caused by infection, a degenerative process, or vascular disease—compare nephrosclerosis, nephrosis

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