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 recognized, differing in the part of the kidney involved, and in the intensity and course of the morbid process.
Nephritis. A group of kidney diseases manifested by albumin in the urine and oedema (swelling).
an inflammation of the kidney
glomerulonephritis (serious kidney disease)
kidney disease which is accompanied by fluid retention and often kidney failure (described by Sir Richard Bright).
Chronic inflammatory disease of kidneys; kiddney disease; glomerulonephritis.
Glomerulonephritis (kidney inflammation)
Bright's disease is a historical classification of kidney diseases that would be described in modern medicine as acute or chronic nephritis. The term is no longer used, as diseases are now classified according to their more fully-understood etiologies.