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Bright's disease

 [brīts]
a broad descriptive term once used for kidney disease with proteinuria, usually glomerulonephritis; named for Richard Bright, an English physician who published a description of the diseases in 1827.

Bright's disease

(brīts)
n.
Any of several diseases of the kidney, such as glomerulonephritis, marked by the presence of albumin in the urine. No longer in clinical use.

Bright's disease

(brits)
[Richard Bright, Brit. physician, 1789–1858]
A vague and obsolete term for kidney disease. It usually refers to nonsuppurative inflammatory or degenerative kidney disease marked by proteinuria and hematuria and sometimes by edema, hypertension, and nitrogen retention.
See: nephritis

Bright's disease

An old-fashioned term for the kidney disease GLOMERULONEPHRITIS. (Richard Bright, 1789–1858, English physician).