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membranous glomerulonephritis

membranous glomerulonephritis in Medicine

membranous glomerulonephritis n.
Glomerulonephritis characterized histologically by diffuse thickening of glomerular capillary basement membranes and clinically by an insidious onset of the nephrotic syndrome and by failure of proteinuria to disappear. Also called lipoid nephrosis.

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