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Acute Pyelonephritis

Definition of the noun acute pyelonephritis

What does acute pyelonephritis mean as a name of something?


  1. pyelonephritis resulting from the spread of a bladder infection
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: pyelonephritis = inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis caused by bacterial infection

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Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

Acute pyelonephritis usually results from an infection that ascends from the lower urinary tract to the kidney. Escherichia coli contamination of the urethral meatus is a common cause in females. Infection may spread to the kidney from other ...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2009)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Acute pyelonephritis comeson suddenly, is commonerin women, andtends to occur when they are pregnant. Infection usually spreadsup the URETER from the URINARY BLADDER which has become infected (CYSTITIS). Fevers, chills and ...


by Mr. M.P. Kabra

Acute pyelonephritis comes on suddenly, is com- moner in women, and tends to occur when they are pregnant. Infection usually spreads up the ureter from the urinary bladder which has become infected (cystitis). Fevers, chills and backache ...

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

Acute pyelonephritis, usually resulting from the spread of a bladder infection, causes chills, fever, pain in the flank region, and urinary frequency. Chronic pyelonephritis, often associated with a stone or narrowing of the urinary passageways, ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research (2015)

by Eric E. Bouhassira

Acute pyelonephritis results primarily from infection by gramnegative bacilli, namely Escherichia coli, Proteus species, Klebsiella species, Enterobacter species, and Streptococcus fecalis. Vesicouretral reflux is a major predisposing factor for ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases (2007)

by Carol Turkington, Bonnie Ashby

Acute pyelonephritis is usually caused by an infection of the bladder that spreads into the kidney. The chronic version usually begins in childhood, usually as a result of urine flowing back from the bladder into one of the ureters. Persistent ...

Google previewDorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

by Dorland

virus APMR Association for Physical and Mental Retardation APMV avian paramyxovirus ApMV apple mosaic virus APN acute pyelonephritis; advanced practice nurse; Alliance for Psychosocial Nursing; average peak noise APNA American ...

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