Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.PKD - kidney disease characterized by enlarged kidneys containing many cysts; often leads to kidney failure
kidney disease, nephropathy, renal disorder, nephrosis - a disease affecting the kidneys
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Prior to the US FDA approval, there has been no treatment specifically for PKD in the US.
Paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia (PKD; MIM: 128200) is a movement disorder characterized by transient and recurrent dystonic or choreoathetoid attacks mainly triggered by sudden voluntary movements.[sup][1] PKD is commonly a familial disease in an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance.
Tickets, $25 in advance or $30 at the door, are available online through Eventbrite, or by calling the PKD Foundation of Canada.
This action comes as a continuation of the development plans of Qatari e-passport, aimed at improving and enhancing electronic and direct verification of passport biometric data and facilitate passage of e-passport holders through border control points of PKD participants.
Polycystin-1, polycystin-2, and fibrocystin are all found in a cell's primary cilium, which acts as the cell's antenna and is intimately involved in human embryonic development as well as the development of certain diseases, including PKD.
Lucy, of Skelmanthorpe, said: "There are no outward symptoms of PKD and Aaron is a very active, healthy boy.
PKD has hit the close-knit Robert clan from Newton Square particularly hard.
Diagnosis of PKD relied on ultrasound scanning until the development of the PKD genetic test.
People with PKD have a mutation in one of two genes that encode proteins called polycystins.
PKD affects an estimated half million people in the US, about 90% of whom have ADPKD.
He said: ``When Geraldine Murphy, my friend Melissa's mum, died in November at the age of 51, I was shocked to discover just how little we knew about PKD and wanted to help.''