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glomerulonephritis

Pronunciation: glo-mer'yu-lo-ne-fri'tis

Definition: Renal disease characterized by diffuse inflammatory changes in glomeruli that are not the acute response to infection of the kidneys.

Synonym(s): glomerular nephritis

[glomerulus + G. nephros, kidney, + -itis, inflammation]

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