glomerulonephritis

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glomerulonephritis:

see nephritisnephritis
, inflammation of the kidney. The earliest finding is within the renal capillaries (glomeruli); interstitial edema is typically followed by interstitial infiltration of lymphocytes, plasma cells, eosinophils, and a small number of polymorphonuclear leukocytes.
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glomerulonephritis

[glə¦mər·yə·lō·nə¦frīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the kidney, primarily involving the glomeruli.
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Mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis (MCGN), also known as membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN), comprises a group of morphologically related but pathogenetically distinct disorders.
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