nephritis

noun ne·phri·tis \ ni-ˈfrī-təs \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of nephritis

plural nephritides play \ni-ˈfri-tə-ˌdēz\
: acute or chronic inflammation of the kidney caused by infection, degenerative process, or vascular disease

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Origin and Etymology of nephritis

Late Latin, from Greek, from nephros kidney; probably akin to Middle English nere kidney


Medical Dictionary

nephritis

noun ne·phri·tis \ ni-ˈfrīt-əs \

medical Definition of nephritis

plural nephritides play \-ˈfrit-ə-ˌdēz\
: 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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