- inflammation of the kidneys, especially in Bright's disease.
Origin of nephritis
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Examples from the Web for nephritis
It is high in fevers and in parenchymatous forms of nephritis.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
It is used in certain cases of nephritis when edema is present.
Meat, however, must not be given until all danger from nephritis has passed.
It is distinguished from nephritis, or inflammation of the kidneys, by the pain being aggravated on stooping.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
If the irritation of the kidney goes on to active inflammation, then the symptoms of nephritis are added.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
- inflammation of a kidney
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Word Origin and History for nephritis
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- Acute or chronic inflammation of the kidneys.
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- Inflammation of the kidneys.
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