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pyelonephritis

Pronunciation: pi'e-lo-ne-fri'tis

Definition: Inflammation of the renal parenchyma, calyces, and pelvis, particularly due to local bacterial infection.

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

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