Medical Dictionary: Nephrolithiasis


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Nephrolithiasis: Another name for Kidney stones.
Nephrolithiasis (condition): Stone-like calcium deposits in the kidney.

Nephrolithiasis: A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in the kidney out of substances in the urine.

A stone may stay in the kidney or break loose and travel down the urinary tract. A small stone may pass all of the way out of the body without causing too much pain.

A larger stone may get stuck in a ureter, the bladder, or the urethra. A problem stone can block the flow of urine and cause great pain. 1

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from What Are Kidney Stones: NIDDK

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