kidney stone


Definition of kidney stone

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

Examples of kidney stone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He had been embroiled in a similar pricing controversy in 2014, when his former company, Retrophin, acquired rights to an old drug named Thiola, which is used to control a condition that produces kidney stones in its sufferers. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: ‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli wants out of prison to find a cure for coronavirus," 7 Apr. 2020 Stanley said Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has recovered after having some kidney stones removed recently, and should be ready to perform well before the shark show. Wayne Parry,, "Jumping the shark? Kiss will play for them in the ocean," 3 Oct. 2019 San Antonio amateur Ravven Brown’s dream of making the U.S. Olympic boxing team was KO’d not by a punch, but by kidney stones. John Whisler,, "San Antonio boxer Ravven Brown’s Olympic dream comes to painful end," 13 Feb. 2020 Oosthuizen led by three after a first-round 63 despite struggling with kidney stones., "Flint takes over NU’s top spot," 16 Nov. 2019 The other aspect is trying to determine new treatments for kidney stones and osteoporosis. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Astronaut Christina Koch spent a record-breaking 328 days in space. Here's what she did," 5 Feb. 2020 And, like kidney stones, can only be categorized as worse and worst. Nathan Brown, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis Motor Speedway urinal troughs: Everything you need but don't want to know," 14 Feb. 2020 Kiszla: Is watching Broncos rookie QB Drew Lock throw the football as painful as passing a kidney stone? The Denver Post, "Denver Post’s 10 most popular Mark Kiszla columns of 2019," 23 Dec. 2019 In February 2009, Lauren Lollini, a psychotherapist from Colorado, had a kidney stone removed at Rose Medical Center in Denver. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "Can technology fix the silent opioid crisis gripping US hospitals?," 19 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of kidney stone

1874, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jun 2020

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“Kidney stone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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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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