kidney stone


Definition of kidney stone

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

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Traditional knowledge of its preparation is important, as calcium oxalate crystals (associated with gout and kidney stones) are present in raw kalo and will dissipate when the plant is cooked. National Geographic, "Gordon Ramsay Journeys Along Hawaii’s Hana Coast," 2 July 2019 Then pregnant with her fourth child, Cotterell, an event planner in Bozeman, Mont., said kidney stones had complicated all of her pregnancies, but this time, the pain was worse, and in a different location. Kate Wehr, Good Housekeeping, "Gallstones Are the Pregnancy Complication No One Warned Me About," 18 Apr. 2019 Center Rodney Hudson had kidney stones in 2017 and didn’t miss a play. Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "How Kevin Durant’s injury applies to NFL’s weekly “to play or not to play” dilemma," 11 June 2019 Anna Kendrick recently revealed that she was hospitalized for kidney stones. Korin Miller, SELF, "Why Anna Kendrick Was 'Vulnerable and Terrified' While Getting Treated for Kidney Stones," 4 Feb. 2019 Drinking only green juice for long periods of time can increase your risk of developing kidney stones and — in extreme cases —kidney failure due to the oxalates in spinach. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Spinach Is the Legit Superfood You Need in Your Life," 22 Mar. 2018 One 10-year study conducted on using keto to manage pediatric epilepsy found the following GI side effects over time: constipation, high triglyceride levels, high cholesterol, diarrhea, lethargy, iron deficiency, vomiting, and kidney stones. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "9 Keto Diet Dangers Nutritionists Want You to Know About," 2 Jan. 2019 The doctor found one large kidney stone and a bunch of other stuff in my bladder. Rob Tornoe,, "Celtics great Robert Parish trash-talks Joel Embiid: 'He's not in shape'," 15 May 2018 Even with the kidney stone, going into today’s all-around the outcome was all but sealed, with Simone’s difficulty scores putting her at a great advantage in the competition. Jessica Taylor Price, Teen Vogue, "Simone Biles Wins Record Fourth World All-Around Title," 1 Nov. 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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