Renal calculus

Renal calculus
Renal calculus Renal calculus (Med.), an abnormal concretion formed in the excretory passages of the kidney, composed primarily of calcium oxalates and phosphates; -- also called {kidney stone}, {nephrolith}, and {nephritic calculus} (an obsolete term). [PJC]

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  • renal calculus — n KIDNEY STONE * * * a urinary calculus in the kidney; called also nephritic c., nephrolith, and kidney stone …   Medical dictionary

  • renal calculus — noun a calculus formed in the kidney • Syn: ↑kidney stone, ↑urinary calculus, ↑nephrolith • Hypernyms: ↑calculus, ↑concretion …   Useful english dictionary

  • renal calculus — Pathol. See kidney stone. * * * …   Universalium

  • renal calculus — kidney stone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • renal calculus — noun technical term for kidney stone …   English new terms dictionary

  • primary renal calculus — a calculus that forms in an apparently healthy urinary tract, usually an oxalate calculus or uric acid calculus …   Medical dictionary

  • secondary renal calculus — a calculus associated with infection and obstruction, usually composed of struvite (magnesium ammonium phosphate) …   Medical dictionary

  • calculus — /kal kyeuh leuhs/, n., pl. calculi / luy /, calculuses. 1. Math. a method of calculation, esp. one of several highly systematic methods of treating problems by a special system of algebraic notations, as differential or integral calculus. 2.… …   Universalium

  • renal — /reen l/, adj. of or pertaining to the kidneys or the surrounding regions. [1650 60; < LL renalis, equiv. to L ren(es) kidneys (pl.) + alis AL1] * * * (as used in expressions) renal failure renal calculus renal transplant renal cell carcinoma… …   Universalium

  • renal colic — noun sharp pain in the lower back that radiates into the groin; associated with the passage of a renal calculus through the ureter • Hypernyms: ↑pain, ↑hurting * * * noun : the severe pain produced by the passage of a calculus from the kidney… …   Useful english dictionary

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