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a membranous form of gingivitis and stomatitis associated with renal failure. It is accompanied by pain, increased salivation, and an ammoniac odor.
Etymology: Gk, nephros + itis, inflammation, gingiva, gum; Gk, itis, inflammation
inflammation of the mouth and gingiva associated with kidney failure, accompanied by pain, the odor of ammonia, and increased salivation. Also called uremic gingivitis.