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  1. Kiddiecam Kiddiecam
    Kiddiecam: See: Kiddie cam....
  2. Kidney Kidney
    Kidney: One of a pair of organs located in the right and left side of the abdomen which clear "poisons" from the blood, regulate acid concentration and maintain water balance in the body by excreting urine. The kidneys are part of the urinary tract. The urine then passes through connectin...
  3. Kidney cancer Kidney cancer
    Kidney cancer: Malignancy of the kidney, the organ that is primarily responsible for the removal of metabolic waste products from the body. The types of kidney cancer in adults and children are different and distinct: Adults -- Kidney cancer tends to occur after age 50 and strikes men twice as ofte...
  4. Kidney Dis, Nat'l Inst of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Dis, Nat'l Inst of Diabetes and Digestive
    Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and (NIDDK): One of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S., the NIDDK has a multisystem name and a comparably broad mission, namely, to "conduct and support basic and applied research and provide leadership for a national prog...
  5. Kidney disease screening Kidney disease screening
    Kidney disease screening: Screening (looking) for early kidney disease in people who are not already known to have it. Kidney disease is common and is commonly insidious in onset. The burden of kidney disease in its earlier stages lies not only in the risk of progression but in the complications of ...
  6. Kidney infection in children Kidney infection in children
    Kidney infection in children: See: Urinary tract infection in children....
  7. Kidney scoping Kidney scoping
    Kidney scoping: Formally known as retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS), this is a procedure for doing surgery within the kidney using a viewing tube called a fiberoptic scope (an endoscope). In RIRS the scope is placed through the urethra (the urinary opening) into the bladder and then through the ...
  8. Kidney stone Kidney stone
    Kidney stone: A stone in the kidney (or lower down in the urinary tract). Kidney stones are a common cause of blood in the urine and pain in the abdomen, flank, or groin. Kidney stones occur in 1 in 20 people at some time in their life. The development of the stones is related to decreased u...
  9. Kidney stones, cystine Kidney stones, cystine
    Kidney stones, cystine: Cystine kidney stones are due to cystinuria, an inherited (genetic) disorder of the transport of an amino acid (a building block of protein) called cystine. The result is an excess of cystine in the urine (cystinuria) and the formation of cystine stones. Cystinuria is the mos...
  10. Kidney transplant Kidney transplant
    Kidney transplant: Replacement of a diseased, damaged, or missing kidney with a donor kidney. Also called a renal transplant. Patients with end-stage renal failure are candidates for transplantation. A successful transplant frees the patient from dialysis and provides the kidney's other metaboli...
  11. Kikuchi disease Kikuchi disease
    Kikuchi disease: A disorder that typically causes "swollen glands" in the neck (cervical lymphadenopathy) together with fever or flu-like symptoms. Laboratory test abnormalities include elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and white blood count abnormalities (low neutrophil count and elev...
  12. Kilobase Kilobase
    Kilobase: Unit of length of DNA equal to 1000 nucleotide bases....
  13. Kilocalorie Kilocalorie
    Kilocalorie: The term used to represent the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of a liter of water one degree centigrade at sea level. In nutrition terms, the word calorie is commonly used to refer to a unit of food energy. (The word calorie is used instead of the more precise scient...
  14. Kimmelstiel-Wilson disease Kimmelstiel-Wilson disease
    Kimmelstiel-Wilson disease: Diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease). Kimmelstiel-Wilson disease is a kidney condition associated with long-standing diabetes. It affects the network of tiny blood vessels (the microvasculature) in the glomerulus, a key structure in the kidney that is composed of cap...
  15. Kimmelstiel-Wilson syndrome Kimmelstiel-Wilson syndrome
    Kimmelstiel-Wilson syndrome: Diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease). Kimmelstiel-Wilson syndrome is a kidney condition associated with long-standing diabetes. It affects the network of tiny blood vessels (the microvasculature) in the glomerulus, a key structure in the kidney that is composed of c...