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 So how much does a celebrity renal calculi (medical term for kidney stone) go for? Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 June 2022 The gross-out section features a kidney stone, a tooth, hair, nail clippings and other human body remnants, all magnified by a microscope. Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2014 Calcium oxalate stones, the most common kind of kidney stone, develop when the concentrations of calcium and oxalate in the urine reach a particular level favorable to formation. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 19 Apr. 2022 At the same time, the doctor found a massive kidney stone, which was the result of the endometriosis blocking my ureter, so a stent had to be put in. Essence, 14 Mar. 2019 At 60, Aparicio left full-time practice on June 30 of last year to work 8-12 hours a week, seeing patients and performing minor surgeries such as vasectomies and kidney stone removal. Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2022 There are other causes, such as a kidney stone too large to pass. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 22 Feb. 2022 The tightly focused vibration might be sufficient to knock over a minifig or break up a kidney stone in situ, but don't expect to see powerful sonic blasters any time soon. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 16 Dec. 2021 Doctors will also work to identify any underlying conditions that may have led to the infection in the first place: a blockage, a kidney stone, even diabetes, Tewari said. NBC News, 15 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of kidney stone

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Kidney stone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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kidney stone


Medical Definition of kidney stone

: a calculus in the kidney

called also renal calculus

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