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Related to Bright's disease: nephritis
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.
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Any of several diseases of the kidney, such as glomerulonephritis, marked by the presence of albumin in the urine. No longer in clinical use.
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[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
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Bright's diseaseAn old-fashioned term for the kidney disease GLOMERULONEPHRITIS. (Richard Bright, 1789–1858, English physician).
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