kidney stone


Definition of kidney stone 

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

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The squad was led by Biles, four-time Olympic gold medalist, who won multiple events yesterday despite a recent kidney stone diagnosis. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "The USA Women's Gymnastics Team Won Its 4th Straight World Championship—Here's How to Watch the Final Events," 31 Oct. 2018 But those huge wins weren't without a bit of drama: Biles had gone to the hospital the night before (Friday) with a kidney stone, less than 24 hours before the championships. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Simone Biles Just Dominated the World Championship Qualifiers—After a Trip to the ER," 27 Oct. 2018 The only one Simone is competing against is herself (and maybe her kidney stone). Jessica Taylor Price, Teen Vogue, "Simone Biles Wins Record Fourth World All-Around Title," 1 Nov. 2018 Medicine Laugh: Marc Mitchell and David Wartinger, for using roller coaster rides to hasten the passage of kidney stones. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Here are your 2018 Ig Nobel Prize winners," 13 Sep. 2018 Other research groups have been using them in labs around the world — like to image tiny kidney stones, for example. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "These 3D X-rays are spectacular and really gross," 14 Aug. 2018 Too much vitamin B6 has been associated with nerve damage, and even modestly additional amounts of vitamin C or vitamin D in some people can predispose to the formation of kidney stones. Ronald S. Litman,, "New study on supplemental vitamins proves they're useless and a waste of money," 5 June 2018 Plekan, however, had barely been settled in the house when she was rushed back to HUP to treat kidney stones and an infection, which her injuries had made chronic. Joseph A. Slobodzian,, "'I'm not angry,' says Mariya Plekan, 5 years after losing legs in Salvation Army building collapse," 1 June 2018 Symptoms can range in severity and include osteoporosis, kidney stones, excessive peeing, stomach pain, fatigue, depression or forgetfulness, bone and joint pain, feeling sick a lot with no obvious reason, and nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite. Korin Miller, SELF, "‘DWTS’ Pro Alan Bersten Reveals He Needed Surgery for Hyperparathyroidism," 24 Apr. 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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