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floating kidney

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Definition of floating kidney in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A condition in which the kidneys are abnormally movable.
Example sentences
  • This in turn leads to gastric atony, floating kidney, hernia, rectal prolapse, uterine prolapse and other forms of prolapse.
  • Although most of these new techniques and concepts were soundly based, others, such as floating kidney, were later ridiculed and discredited.
  • The 11th and 12th ribs were subluxated, giving the appearance of tumor, diagnosed as floating kidney.

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