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Glossary for The Primary Hyperoxalurias

  • Burning mouth: Burning-like pain in the mouth
  • Chronic renal insufficiency: Chronic lack of function of the renal system. Kidneys.
  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Congenital metabolic disorders: Congenital (birth) defects affecting any metabolic systems.
  • Dry mouth: A condition characterized by the sensation of a dry mouth
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Kidney stones: Kidney stones are solid deposits of salts (e.g calcium) from the urine. These deposits can impair the passage of urine that has the potential to result in infection and kidney damage or failure in severe cases.
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Nephrocalcinosis: A condition characterized by calcium salt deposits in the kidneys which may affect it's ability to function. The condition refers to a generally increased level of calcium in the kidneys rather than actual localized deposits such as occurs in kidney stones. It may be caused by such things as high blood calcium levels and tuberculosis. The condition often goes unnoticed until kidney or urinary tract stones form.
  • Urinary system conditions: Medical conditions affecting urination, urinary organs or the urinary system.
  • Urine retention: Partial or total inability to excrete urine
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.

 

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