Goodpasture's syndrome

noun
Good·​pas·​ture's syndrome | \ ˈgu̇d-ˌpas-chərz- How to pronounce Goodpasture's syndrome (audio) \
variants: also Goodpasture syndrome \ -​chər-​ How to pronounce Goodpasture syndrome (audio) \

Medical Definition of Goodpasture's syndrome

: an autoimmune disorder of unknown cause that is characterized by the presence of circulating antibodies in the blood which attack the basement membrane of the kidney's glomeruli and the lung's alveoli and that is marked initially by coughing, fatigue, difficulty in breathing, and hemoptysis progressing to glomerulonephritis and pulmonary hemorrhages

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“Goodpasture's syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Goodpasture%27s%20syndrome. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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