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Bright's disease

noun, Pathology.
a disease characterized by albuminuria and heightened blood pressure.
Origin of Bright's disease
1825-35; named after R. Bright Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Bright's disease

Bright's disease

chronic inflammation of the kidneys; chronic nephritis
Word Origin
C19: named after Richard Bright (1789–1858), British physician
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Word Origin and History for 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 disease in Medicine

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

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