kidney stone

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kidney stone

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

kidney stone

n
1. (Pathology) pathol Also called: renal calculus a hard mass formed in the kidney, usually composed of oxalates, phosphates, and carbonates
2. (Minerals) mineralogy another name for nephrite

kid′ney stone`


n.
a stony mineral concretion formed abnormally in the kidney.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kidney stone - a calculus formed in the kidney
calculus, concretion - a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body; "renal calculi can be very painful"
Translations
cálculo renal
munuaiskivivirtsakivi
calcolo renale
niersteen
kamień nerkowy
piatră la rinichi
njursten

kidney stone

ncalcolo renale
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Calcium stones are the most common and occur in two major forms: calcium phosphate and calcium oxalate.
Imaging exams are also helpful when trying to distinguish between uric acid and calcium stones.
Patients who are at risk for developing calcium stones are those with calcium apatite deposits in the basement membranes of the thin loops of Henle (Randall's plaques) or in the collecting ducts of the nephron.
Oral calcium supplements should be restricted if a person has calcium stones.
Calcium stones can form over a wide range of urinary pH levels (6).
4 To prevent calcium stones, eat fewer dairy products and avoid calcium-based antacids.
Recent studies have shown that foods high in calcium, including dairy products, may help prevent calcium stones - contrary to what doctors used to think.
A YOU say your specialist said you have calcium stones.
Also, the urine of DASH consumers contained a higher concentration of citrate, an important inhibitor of calcium stones, than the urine of others in the analysis.
According to Sur, calcium stones can be caused by excessive intake of salt that arouses calcium excretion in the urine.
People who have calcium stones keep the calcium in their kidneys.