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Polycystic kidney

Synonym(s)

  • cystic kidney
  • renal cyst

Definition(s)

Kidney containing one or more cysts, including polycystic disease, solitary cyst, multiple simple cysts, and retention cysts.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Abnormal fluid filled sac within the kidney, either acquired or congenital.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 22, 2014