Meaning of Bright's disease in English:

Bright's disease

Pronunciation /ˈbrʌɪts dɪˌziːz/


mass noun
  • A disease involving chronic inflammation of the kidneys.

    ‘He is the only person in the world to be cured of a chronic form of Bright's disease.’
    • ‘There was the obituary for my great-great grandfather which described his death from Bright's disease.’
    • ‘He is regarded as one of the founding fathers of nephrology, with his name immortalized in the eponym Bright's disease.’
    • ‘Resuming his legal practice in New York, Arthur died of Bright's disease in 1886.’
    • ‘Overwork and Bright's disease caused his early death.’


Mid 19th century named after Richard Bright, (1789–1858), the English physician who established its nature.