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kidney stone

noun, Pathology
an abnormal stone, or concretion, composed primarily of oxalates and phosphates, found in the kidney.
Also called renal calculus.
Origin of kidney stone
1970-75 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for kidney stone
  • One nurse suggested it might have been a kidney stone, a worthy suggestion.
  • The doctor mistakenly diagnosed a kidney stone, and gave him an antibiotic and painkillers.
  • Drinking plenty of fluids is important for preventing recurrence of any kidney stone.
  • People with larger body sizes may excrete more calcium and uric acid, which increase the risk of kidney stone formation.
  • When tests show there is a kidney stone, the next step is to determine treatment.
  • Make sure you get a blood test and full evaluation when you have a kidney stone.
  • Agonising pain in the back, go to hospital, get told it's almost certainly a kidney stone.
  • kidney stone formation due to an excess of calcium in the urine is a common problem.
British Dictionary definitions for kidney stone

kidney stone

(pathol) Also called renal calculus. a hard mass formed in the kidney, usually composed of oxalates, phosphates, and carbonates
(mineralogy) another name for nephrite
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kidney stone in Medicine

kidney stone n.
A small hard mass in the kidney that forms from deposits chiefly of phosphates and urates. Also called nephrolith.

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kidney stone in Science
kidney stone  
A calculus that originates in the kidney and is usually composed of calcium salts, uric acid, cystine, and other compounds. Kidney stones cause extreme pain and bleeding if they obstruct the passage of urine in the kidney or in the ureter. They can often be treated with lithotripsy .
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