Definition of Nephritis

1. Noun. An inflammation of the kidney.

Exact synonyms: Bright's Disease
Generic synonyms: Kidney Disease, Nephropathy, Nephrosis, Renal Disorder
Specialized synonyms: Glomerulonephritis
Derivative terms: Nephritic



Definition of Nephritis

1. n. An inflammation of the kidneys.

Definition of Nephritis

1. Noun. (pathology) Inflammation of the kidney. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nephritis

1. [n -TISES or -TIDES]

Medical Definition of Nephritis

1. Inflammation of the kidney, a focal or diffuse proliferative or destructive process which may involve the glomerulus, tubule or interstitial renal tissue. Origin: Gr. Nephros = kidney This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nephritis

nephrin
nephrins
nephrism
nephrisms
nephrite
nephrites
nephritic
nephritic calculus
nephritic factor
nephritic syndrome
nephritical
nephritick
nephritics
nephritides
nephritis (current term)
nephritis gravidarum
nephritises
nephritogenic
nephro-
nephroangiosclerosis
nephroblastema
nephroblastoma
nephroblastomas
nephroblastomata
nephroblastomatosis
nephrocalcinoses
nephrocalcinosis
nephrocapsectomy
nephrocardiac

Literary usage of Nephritis

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1. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"WAR NE PII HI TI S Acute nephritis of a mild, self-limiting type has been "epidemic" ... Outbreaks of this form of nephritis had not been described before, ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: designed for the use of by William Osler (1892)
"Delafield recognizes a chronic diffuse nephritis with exudation and a chronic productive diffuse nephritis without exudation, the latter corresponding to ..."

3. Manual of the International List of Causes of Death: Based on the Second by United States Bureau of the Census, Cressy Livingston Wilbur (1911)
"Acute nephritis. SYSTE NOTE.—When acute nephritis is a sequel of an infective disease, eg, scarlet ferf the disease causing the nephritis should be stated ..."

4. Microscopical Morphology of the Animal Body in Health and Disease by Carl Heitzmann (1882)
"In chronic catarrhal nephritis and its termination, the cirrhosis of the kidneys, the patient voids large quantities of a pale, watery urine, ..."

5. Report. by Henry Phipps Institute (1907)
"Of the forty-two cases of acute parenchymatous nephritis, only two showed sufficient desquamation of epithelial cells in the lumen of the convoluted tubules ..."

6. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1899)
"Chronic nephritis in children and adolescents is a condition which has been much overlooked. Especially is this true of the chronic interstitial type ..."

7. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1919)
"LEWIS WEBB HILL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL nephritis IN CHILDREN Presentation of 3 Cases, and Discussion of the Differences Between nephritis in the Child and in ..."

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