Definitions for urolithiasisˌyʊər oʊ lɪˈθaɪ ə sɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
u•ro•li•thi•a•sisˌyʊər oʊ lɪˈθaɪ ə sɪs(n.)
a diseased condition marked by the formation of stones in the urinary tract.
Origin of urolithiasis:
Presence of calculi in the urinary tract.
Urolithiasis is the condition where urinary stones are formed or located anywhere in the urinary system. The term nephrolithiasis refers to stones that are in the kidney, while ureterolithiasis refers to stones that are in the ureter. The term cystolithiasis refers to stones which form or have passed into the urinary bladder. Urinary stones are typically classified by their location or by their chemical composition. In humans, calcium oxalate is a major constituent of most urinary stones. About 80% of those with kidney stones are men. Men most commonly experience their first episode between 20-30 years of age, while for women the age at first presentation is somewhat later.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Formation of stones in any part of the URINARY TRACT, usually in the KIDNEY; URINARY BLADDER; or the URETER.
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