kidney stone


Definition of kidney stone 

: a calculus (as of calcium salts) in the kidney

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Inadequate hydration can cause fatigue, poor appetite, heat intolerance, dizziness, constipation, kidney stones and a dangerous drop in blood pressure. New York Times, "How to Meet Your Body’s Water Needs," 9 July 2018 Neither Space Mountain and Aerosmith's Rock 'n' Roller Coaster proved effective at helping people pass kidney stones. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "This Specific Roller Coaster Can Help You Pass Kidney Stones," 27 Sep. 2016 Having too much calcium in your system can lead to issues like constipation and increase your risk of developing painful kidney stones. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "Do I Really Need to Take Prenatal Vitamins Before I’m Even Pregnant?," 19 Apr. 2018 The study found problems in scopes used for colonoscopies, lung procedures, kidney stone removal and other routine operations. Chad Terhune, Washington Post, "Study: Nearly Three-Quarters Of Commonly Used Medical Scopes Tainted By Bacteria," 23 Apr. 2018 Those higher-than-normal levels of calcium can happen when your body starts to break down your bone and can lead to kidney stones and kidney failure, according to the Mayo Clinic. Korin Miller, Allure, "Do You Need Protein Powder Supplements? Here's What Nutritionists Say," 27 Apr. 2018 Holt's mother Laurie Holt said her son suffered respiratory problems, kidney stones and other ailments while in jail and lost considerable weight. Tracy Wilkinson,, "U.S. citizen jailed for two years in Venezuela is released," 26 May 2018 Laurie Holt said her son has suffered numerous health problems in jail, including kidney stones and respiratory problems. Catherine Lucey,, "Venezuela releases Utah man jailed for two years," 26 May 2018 Laurie Holt said her son has suffered numerous health problems in jail, including kidney stones and respiratory problems. Catherine Lucey And Joshua Goodman,, "Family grateful for Utah man's 'miracle' Venezuela release," 26 May 2018

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1874, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of kidney stone

medical : a hard object like a small stone that sometimes forms in a kidney and that can cause great pain

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Medical Definition of kidney stone 

: a calculus in the kidney

called also renal calculus

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