bright's diseasemedical dictionary

<medicine> An affection of the kidneys, usually inflammatory in character, and distinguished by the occurrence of albumin and renal casts in the urine. Several varieties of Bright's disease are now recognised, differing in the part of the kidney involved, and in the intensity and course of the morbid process.

Origin: From Dr. Bright of London, who first described it.

(01 Mar 1998)