Definition of Kidney stone

1. Noun. A calculus formed in the kidney.

Exact synonyms: Nephrolith, Renal Calculus, Urinary Calculus
Generic synonyms: Calculus, Concretion



Definition of Kidney stone

1. Noun. (medicine) A calculus in the kidney; (''older term'') kidney gravel ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Kidney stone

1. The presence of calculi in the kidney or collecting system. The calculi are usually small (2-12mm) solid, crystalline, concretions that develop in the kidney and eventually pass through the genitourinary tract. Stones may be composed of calcium, phosphate or uric acid. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kidney Stone

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Literary usage of Kidney stone

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1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1910)
"There was no symptom nor set of symptoms pathognomonic of kidney stone. ... Now that they had the use of the X-ray in kidney stone work, they were able to ..."

2. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1913)
"Operation is, therefore, the rational and routine treatment of kidney stone as soon as it is evident that the stone cannot be passed, ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1902)
"The hypothesis has been advanced that in some cases spinal cord affections cause the formation of a kidney stone. The statistics of Maschka in this respect ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1902)
"The hypothesis has been advanced that in some cases spinal cord affections cause the formation of a kidney stone. The statistics of Maschka in this respect ..."

5. What to Eat and why by George Carroll Smith (1915)
"NEPHROLITHIASIS (kidney stone) Ebstein showed that urinary calculi, when analyzed, consists of an organic framework of albuminoid substance upon which the ..."

6. A Dictionary of the Names of Minerals Including Their History and Etymology by Albert Huntington Chester (1896)
"... 'kidney-stone,' because used as a remedy for disease of the kidney. A very tough, compact var. of tremolite, of grayish or greenish color, ..."

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