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urolithiasis

Line breaks: uro|lith¦ia¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˌjʊərə(ʊ)lɪˈθʌɪəsɪs
 
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Definition of urolithiasis in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
The formation of stony concretions in the bladder or urinary tract.
Example sentences
  • Key words used included kidney stones, urinary calculi, urolithiasis, urinary tract stones, and nephrolithiasis.
  • Depending on where they are located, kidney stones are also known as renal calculi, urinary calculi, urinary tract stone disease, nephrolithiasis, urolithiasis, and ureterolithiasis.
  • Symptoms mimicking those of urolithiasis also occur with urologic lesions such as congenital ureteropelvic junction obstruction, renal or ureteral tumors, and other causes of ureteral obstruction.

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