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Bright's disease

noun, Pathology
1.
a disease characterized by albuminuria and heightened blood pressure.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; named after R. Bright
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Bright's disease

/braɪts/
noun
1.
chronic inflammation of the kidneys; chronic nephritis
Word Origin
C19: named after Richard Bright (1789–1858), British physician
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Bright's disease

"chronic nephritis," 1831, so called for English physician Richard Bright (1789-1858), who in 1827 first described it.

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bright's dis ease in Medicine

Bright's disease (brīts)
n.
Any of several diseases of the kidney marked especially by edema and the presence of albumin in the urine.

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