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Glossary for Nephrolithiasis type 1

  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Kidney conditions: Any condition affecting the kidney organs.
  • Kidney failure: Total failure of the kidneys to filter waste
  • 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.
  • Proteinuria: Protein in the urine
  • Rickets: A rare condition where a lack of Vitamin D results in bone disease as it is essential for the process of bone calcification.
  • Urinary system conditions: Medical conditions affecting urination, urinary organs or the urinary system.
  • Urine substances: Inappropriate levels of substances found in urine

 

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