glomerulonephritis

[ gloh-mer-yuh-loh-nuh-frahy-tis, gluh- ]
/ gloʊˌmɛr yə loʊ nəˈfraɪ tɪs, glə- /

noun Pathology.

a kidney disease affecting the capillaries of the glomeruli, characterized by albuminuria, edema, and hypertension.

Nearby words

  1. glomerular,
  2. glomerular filtration rate,
  3. glomerular nephritis,
  4. glomerule,
  5. glomerulitis,
  6. glomerulopathy,
  7. glomerulosa cell,
  8. glomerulosclerosis,
  9. glomerulus,
  10. glomi

Origin of glomerulonephritis

First recorded in 1885–90; glomerul(us) + -o- + nephritis

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British Dictionary definitions for glomerulonephritis

glomerulonephritis

/ (ɡlɒˌmɛrʊləʊnɪˈfraɪtɪs) /

noun

any of various kidney diseases in which the glomeruli are affected
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Medicine definitions for glomerulonephritis

glomerulonephritis

[ glō-mĕr′yə-lō-nə-frītĭs ]

n.

Renal disease marked by bilateral inflammatory changes in glomeruli that are not the result of kidney infection.glomerular nephritis

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