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Definition of "glomerulonephritis" [glomerulonephritis]

  • A form of nephritis characterized by inflammation of the renal glomeruli. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "glomerulonephritis" in a sentence
  • "Streptococcus is sometimes followed by an acute kidney disease called glomerulonephritis, which would explain the severe swelling."
  • "The chemical treatment also alleviated the SLE-associated symptoms such as glomerulonephritis, proteinuria, and accumulation of anti-nuclear and - DNA antibodies in the SLE model mice resulting from chronic surface exposure of gp96."
  • "A previous kidney biopsy from New Hampshire had shown membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, inflammation of microscopic structures in the kidney caused by an abnormal immune response."