from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various acute or chronic inflammations of the kidneys, such as Bright's disease.
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- n. Inflammation of the kidney.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An inflammation of the kidneys.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, inflammation of the kidneys. See Bright's disease, under disease.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an inflammation of the kidney
This disease -- sometimes called nephritis -- occurs occasionally in cattle in consequence of their eating bad or unwholesome food, or of the abuse of diuretics, etc.
Cattle and Their Diseases Embracing Their History and Breeds, Crossing and Breeding, And Feeding and Management; With the Diseases to which They are Subject, And The Remedies Best Adapted to their Cure
The other kind of nephritis, or inflammation of the interior part of the kidney, generally arises from the pain occasioned by the stimulus of a stone entering the ureter from the pelvis of the kidney; and, which ceases when the stone is protruded forwards into the bladder; or when it is returned into the pelvis of the kidney by the retrograde action of the ureter.
Studies have linked exposure to silica with various cancers, e.g. lung, stomach, lymphatic and skin as well as kidney diseases such as nephritis and end-stage renal disease.
I'm home from school since the nephritis, and I'll return to first class with Mrs. Breathnach in the New Year.
Mam drags me to the Church of the Three Patrons to say a prayer for my nephritis and the black babies in Africa who are starving to death.
A few months after this feature, the tempestuous May died at age 72 of “arterial sclerotic heart disease and chronic vascular nephritis.”
She was a little girl and had extremely serious nephritis and was predicted to die.
In the early autumn of 1958, just after arriving back in Washington, I developed a near-fatal case of nephritis.
Because of my bout with nephritis, we spent more than two years in Washington.
But before this could happen, I had a severe recurrence of nephritis.