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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Potassium citrate (Urocit-K) is indicated for the management of renal tubular acidosis with calcium stones, hypocitraturic calcium oxalate with nephrolithiasis of any etiology, and uric acid lithiasis with or without calcium stones.
Hyperinsulinemia caused by insulin resistance may lead to the formation of calcium stones by increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.
Nondairy animal proteins may also increase the risk of calcium stones by increasing the excretion of calcium and reducing the excretion of citrate into the urine.
The low citrate and elevated calcium in the urine can lead to the creation of calcium stones
Calcium stones are the most common and occur in two major forms: calcium phosphate and calcium oxalate.
NIDDK, which is part of the US medical research agency National Institutes of Health, said that animal protein may also raise the risk of calcium stones by increasing the excretion of calcium and reducing the excretion of citrate into the urine.
Imaging exams are also helpful when trying to distinguish between uric acid and calcium stones.
Working on marble or other calcium stones while dry can also cause an inhalation hazard.
PREVENTION AND DIETARY MEASURES: For calcium stones, drinking lots of fluids, thiazide diuretics and citrate are effective.
Calcium stones also are very common and occur in two forms: calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate.
Oral calcium supplements should be restricted if a person has calcium stones.
Calcium stones are also very common and occur in two forms: calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate.