Bright's disease

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noun \ˈbrīts-\

Definition of Bright's disease

  1. :  any of several kidney diseases marked especially by albumin in the urine

Origin and Etymology of bright's disease

Richard Bright †1858 English physician


First Known Use: 1831


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Bright's disease

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noun \ˈbrīts-\

Medical Definition of Bright's disease

  1. :  any of several kidney diseases marked especially by albumin in the urine

Biographical Note for bright's disease

Bright

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Richard

(1789–1858), British internist and pathologist. One of the foremost physicians of his day, Bright was particularly interested in diseases of the pancreas, duodenum, liver, and especially the kidneys. In 1827 he published an important work on kidney disease describing the association between diseased kidneys, dropsy, and albuminous urine. His name is associated with a group of diseases characterized by urine of this type.


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