glomerulonephritis

noun
glo·​mer·​u·​lo·​ne·​phri·​tis | \ glə-ˌmer-(y)ə-lō-ni-ˈfrī-təs How to pronounce glomerulonephritis (audio) \
plural glomerulonephritides\ glə-​ˌmer-​(y)ə-​lō-​ni-​ˈfri-​tə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce glomerulonephritides (audio) \

Definition of glomerulonephritis

: 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

Examples of glomerulonephritis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Johnson was in his 20s when he was diagnosed with glomerulonephritis, an acute inflammation of the kidney. Madeline Buckley, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson treated for blood clot found in his lung," 14 June 2019 Microscopic or visible blood in your pee is a common sign of glomerulonephritis, which is when your kidneys' filtering system becomes inflamed, according to the Mayo Clinic. Korin Miller, SELF, "10 Things That Can Cause Blood in Your Urine," 19 Sep. 2018 Treatment for glomerulonephritis depends on factors like the underlying cause and severity of your symptoms. Korin Miller, SELF, "10 Things That Can Cause Blood in Your Urine," 19 Sep. 2018 His son Daniel Johnson, 25, donated his organ to Eddie Johnson, who was diagnosed with glomerulonephritis, an acute inflammation of the kidney. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Top cop 'making great progress,' is released from hospital after kidney transplant," 2 Sep. 2017

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circa 1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of glomerulonephritis was circa 1886

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“Glomerulonephritis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glomerulonephritis. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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glomerulonephritis

noun
glo·​mer·​u·​lo·​ne·​phri·​tis | \ -ˌmer-(y)ə-lō-ni-ˈfrīt-əs How to pronounce glomerulonephritis (audio) \
plural glomerulonephritides\ -​ˈfrit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce glomerulonephritides (audio) \

Medical Definition of glomerulonephritis

: 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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