Bright's disease
noun Etymology: Richard Bright died 1858 English physician Date: 1831 any of several kidney diseases marked especially by albumin in the urine

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  • Bright's disease — is a historical classification of kidney diseases that would be described in modern medicine as acute or chronic nephritis. The term is no longer used, as diseases are now classified according to their more fully understood etiologies.It is… …   Wikipedia

  • Bright's disease — Bright s dis*ease [From Dr. Bright of London, who first described it.] (Med.) An affection of the kidneys, usually inflammatory in character, and distinguished by the occurrence of albumin and renal casts in the urine. Several varieties of Bright …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bright's disease — brīts n any of several kidney diseases marked esp. by albumin in the urine Bright Richard (1789 1858) British internist and pathologist. One of the foremost physicians of his day, Bright was particularly interested in diseases of the pancreas,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Bright's disease — Bright s′ disease n. pat any kidney disease characterized by albuminuria and heightened blood pressure • Etymology: 1825–35; after R. Bright (1789–1858), English physician …   From formal English to slang

  • Bright's disease — chronic nephritis, 1831, so called for English physician Richard Bright (1789 1858), who in 1827 first described it …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bright's disease — [brīts] n. [after R. Bright (1789 1858), London physician who first diagnosed it] the chronic form of glomerulonephritis: once used for nephritis in general …   English World dictionary

  • Bright's disease — Pathol. a disease characterized by albuminuria and heightened blood pressure. [1825 35; named after R. BRIGHT] * * * also called  Glomerulonephritis, or Nephritis,         inflammation of the structures in the kidney that produce urine: the… …   Universalium

  • Bright’s disease — kidney disease named for its diagnostician Dr Richard Bright of London; nephritis …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Bright's disease — noun a disease involving chronic inflammation of the kidneys. Origin C19: named after the English physician Richard Bright …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bright's disease — /ˈbraɪts dəziz/ (say bruyts duhzeez) noun a disease of the kidneys characterised by albuminuria and heightened blood pressure. {named after Richard Bright, 1789–1858, English physician, who described it} …   Australian English dictionary

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