glomerulonephritis

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noun glo·mer·u·lo·ne·phri·tis \glə-ˌmer-(y)ə-lō-ni-ˈfrī-təs\

Definition of glomerulonephritis

plural

glomerulonephritides

play \glə-ˌmer-(y)ə-lō-ni-ˈfri-tə-ˌdēz\
  1. :  acute or chronic nephritis that involves inflammation of the capillaries of the renal glomeruli, has various causes (such as streptococcal infection, lupus, or vasculitis) or may be of unknown cause, and is marked especially by blood or protein in the urine and by edema, and if untreated may lead to kidney failure

First Known Use of glomerulonephritis

circa 1886


Medical Dictionary

glomerulonephritis

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noun glo·mer·u·lo·ne·phri·tis \-ˌmer-(y)ə-lō-ni-ˈfrīt-əs\

Medical Definition of glomerulonephritis

plural

glomerulonephritides

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  1. :  acute or chronic nephritis that involves inflammation of the capillaries of the renal glomeruli, has various causes (such as streptococcal infection, lupus, or vasculitis) or may be of unknown cause, is marked especially by blood or protein in the urine and by edema, and if untreated may lead to kidney failure Glomerulonephritis, diabetic nephropathy, and hypertension are the major causes of human kidney failure that lead to dialysis or transplantation.—Wayne A. Border et al., Science & Medicine, January/February 1995


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