Bright's disease


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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).
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Bright's disease was a catch-all term for acute or chronic kidney diseases.
1) Glomerulonephritis (sometimes called Bright's disease)--the tiny filtering units of the kidneys (called glomeruli) become inflamed.
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In 1915, Trumper died of Bright's disease aged just 37 and in Sydney an estimated 20,000 people turned out to mourn his passing,
He is rightfully regarded as one of the founding fathers of nephrology, with his name immortalized in the eponym Bright's disease.
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