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

noun, Pathology.
a kidney disease affecting the capillaries of the , characterized by albuminuria, edema, and hypertension.
any of various kidney diseases in which the glomeruli are affected

glomerulonephritis glo·mer·u·lo·ne·phri·tis (glō-měr’yə-lō-nə-frī’tĭs)
Renal disease marked by bilateral inflammatory changes in glomeruli that are not the result of kidney infection. Also called glomerular nephritis.


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