chronic glomerulonephritis

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chronic glomerulonephritis

[′krän·ik glə‚mer·ə·lō·nə′frīd·əs]
(medicine)
Diffuse inflammation of the glomeruli over a prolonged period of time; characterized by progressive fibrosis and associated with hypertension and uremia.
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TABLE The 10 Leading Causes of Death in the United States in 1900 and 2000 Causes of Death in 1900 Causes of Death in 2000 Pneumonia Heart disease Tuberculosis Cancer Diarrhea and enteritis Stroke Heart disease Chronic lower respiratory disease Chronic nephritis Accidents Unintentional injury Diabetes Diabetes Pneumonia/influenza Diseases of early infancy Alzheimer's disease Cancer Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis Diphtheria Scpticemia Adapted from Grove and Hetzel, (1) and Minino and Smith.
The founder of genetics, Mendel died January 6, 1884, after a long bout with chronic nephritis.
The recipient was a man suffering from chronic nephritis.

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