Definition of Polycystic kidney disease

1. Noun. Kidney disease characterized by enlarged kidneys containing many cysts; often leads to kidney failure.

Exact synonyms: Pkd
Generic synonyms: Kidney Disease, Nephropathy, Nephrosis, Renal Disorder



Medical Definition of Polycystic kidney disease

1. A rare inherited condition in which the kidney are composed of multiple cysts. Kidney cysts are associated with an increased incidence of cerebral aneurysm. Symptoms usually appear later (if they do at all) and include blood in the urine, flank pain, excessive urination at night and abdominal pain. Individuals may also have elevated blood pressure. Chronic (end-stage renal disease) renal failure is the most common result in the 5th to 6th decades of life. Incidence: 1 in 5,000. (02 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polycystic Kidney Disease

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polycrystal
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polyculture
polycultures
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polycyclic hydrocarbons
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polycystic disease of kidneys
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polycystic kidney disease (current term)
polycystic ovarian disease
polycystic ovary
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polycythaemia
polycythaemia rubra vera
polycythaemia vera

Literary usage of Polycystic kidney disease

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1. Healthy People, 2010: Conference Editionby Donna E. Shalala by Donna E. Shalala (2000)
"polycystic kidney disease: A disorder (usually inherited) of the kidneys in ... The most common variety is the adult polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), ..."

2. Resource Directory for Older Peopleby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Material is available on polycystic kidney disease, urinary tract obstruction, endstage kidney disease, and kidney transplantation. ..."

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