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Bright's disease

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noun Pathology.
  1. a disease characterized by albuminuria and heightened blood pressure.
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Origin of Bright's disease

First recorded in 1825–35; named after R. Bright
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Bright's disease

noun
  1. chronic inflammation of the kidneys; chronic nephritis
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Word Origin

C19: named after Richard Bright (1789–1858), British physician
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Word Origin and History for brights-disease

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

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