kidney stone

noun

Definition of kidney stone

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

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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, Philly.com, "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 On Friday—as in, five days ago—Biles was in the emergency room until 1 A.M. with a kidney stone. 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 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

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1874, in the meaning defined above

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kidney stone

noun

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

kidney stone

noun

Medical Definition of kidney stone

: a calculus in the kidney

called also renal calculus

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