Bright's disease

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Bright's disease an inflammation of the kidney
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bright's disease (Med) An affection of the kidneys, usually inflammatory in character, and distinguished by the occurrence of albumin and renal casts in the urine. Several varieties of Bright's disease are now recognized, differing in the part of the kidney involved, and in the intensity and course of the morbid process.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Dr. Bright, of London, who first described it

Usage

In literature:

He had mitral regurgitation, cirrhosis of the liver, Bright's disease, an enlarged spleen, and incipient dropsy.
"The Stark Munro Letters" by J. Stark Munro
The poor man was failing fast from Bright's disease.
"Beyond" by John Galsworthy
But then Bright's disease is not a common complaint, doctor.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884." by Various
It may be malaria, or chills, or measles, or whooping-cough, or Bright's disease.
"Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York" by Lemuel Ely Quigg
They say he has Bright's disease.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
They are marching onward toward apoplexy or Bright's disease of the kidney.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
Your skill would be of little use in incipient cases of Bright's disease of the kidneys.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
THE NATURAL CURE OF CONSUMPTION, Constipation, Bright's Disease, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Colds, Fevers, etc.
"How To Behave: A Pocket Manual Of Republican Etiquette, And Guide To Correct Personal Habits" by Samuel R Wells
Gout and Bright's disease are in the vast majority of cases the indirect off-spring of habitual drinking.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
Accidental discovery of Bright's disease during examination for life insurance is not rare.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
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In news:

Will Martin looks like a healthy 3-year-old, but his bright blue eyes and cheeky smile mask a deadly disease that's powering down his body one cell at a time.
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