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2. a unit of weight in Great Britain, the equivalent of 14 pounds (avoirdupois), or about 6.34 kg.
kidney stone see kidney stone.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. Synonym(s): calculus
2. A British unit of weight for the human body, equal to 14 pounds.
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Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


An abnormal concretion in the body, usually formed of mineral salts and most commonly found in the gallbladder, kidney, or urinary bladder; a calculus.
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An indurated material, generally composed of crystallised minerals, or, less commonly, organic materials—e.g., bile, cholesterol
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Concrement Medtalk An indurated material, generally composed of crystallized minerals, les commonly, organic materials–eg, bile, cholesterol. See Bladder stone, Gallstone, Kidney stone, Magnesium ammonium phosphate stone, Salivary duct stone.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


1. Synonym(s): calculus.
2. A British unit of weight for the human body, equal to 14 lb. or 6.36 kg.
[A.S. stān]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


1. Synonym(s): calculus.
2. An abrading instrument.
3. A British unit of weight for the human body, equal to 14 pounds.
[A.S. stān]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about stone

Q. Why do i get kidney stones? I am 38 and have had three stones pass so far. Is it the coffee, the meat, the stress, or the damned DNA?! My uncle is in his 50s and has passed over 30 stones!

A. Kidney stones are very common and even without the genetic or familial background people tend to get them. Of course, the more family predisposition you have, the higher are your chances of developing them, which is probably why you did. Also, a diet rich with dairy and calcium can cause your body to store excess calcium, that tends to calcify and create stones. Not drinking enough fluid is also one of the reasons.

Q. how do i cure tonsil stones (tonsiloth)?

A. There are very little literature about this subject, but I heard about treatment in which the crypts (deep and narrow grooves on the tongue in which the stones form) are burned with laser.

As far as I know these stones don't cause damage by themselves so it's not such a common treatment.

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Q. Would kidney stones affect a PSA reading? Would drinking lots of grapefruit juice affect a PSA reading? My husband's PSA reading jumped from a 4.2 to a 17 in @ 2 years' time. How can that be? This man takes all sorts of supplements and really watches his diet. He also takes good care of his body, and does NOT look or act 68.

A. You should get your parathyroid gland checked out. Your calcium level might be causing the kidney stones.

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As soon as he persuades one of the Ephesians finally to cast the first stone, everything changes.
Yet all these sinners do is judge and cast the first stone. Since the Bible teaches us that we are all sinners and the church states they can't marry gays because they are sinners then the church can't marry anyone since we all live in sin.
The good book preaches "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone" which reminds me of the classic stoning scene in Monty Python's "Life of Brian"' John Cleese: Are there any women here today?
Gossip was shared, No family was spared, Your business was never your own, The "pinnie brigade" Were never dismayed, They'd queue up to cast the first stone.
Two well-known sayings that I was taught as a young person were: "People who live in glass houses should not throw stones" and "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone".
"He that is without sin, let him cast the first stone." And, "Why look at the mote in your brother's eye, while forgetting the beam that is in your own eye?"
After all, everyone's got a skeleton in their closet, we're all human, let he who has not sinned cast the first stone (unless of course you live in Iran, where the stoning of adulteress women is actively encouraged).
FIRST Minister Jack McConnell cast the first stone yesterday in the World Women's Curling Championship.
Let he who is without the need for electricity cast the first stone.
I think someone once said a word about who should cast the first stone.
Maybe it's my years as a Quaker that lead me to this "let he who is without sin cast the first stone" approach, but I like to think it's at least partly because I consciously "choose life" (I'm showing my age, I know--relax), and my energy now has to be focused forward on recovery, not backward toward hatred and blame.
Yes, the majority of them are trying their best and, of course, let he who is without sin cast the first stone. However, it's almost a pleasure in this case, seeing as Martin Keown is Arsenal's chief squealer and whinger, which takes some doing.