Kidney Stones Topic Guide

Kidney Stones Kidney Stones: The kidney filters waste products and excess water from the body. Sometimes, because of factors that include heredity, diet, and medications, waste products crystallize in the kidney, forming stones. Symptoms and signs include severe pain, sweating, nausea, vomiting, infection, blood in the urine, and others. Treatment includes medications, fluids, and other procedures.

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potassium phosphate and sodium phosphate Potassium Phosphate And Sodium Phosphate

Phosphorus is a naturally occurring substance that is important in every cell in the body. The majority of phosphorus in the body is found in the bones. The ...learn more »

penicillamine Penicillamine

Penicillamine is a chelating (KEE-late-ing) agent that binds to excess copper and removes it from the blood stream. In certain conditions, excess copper can...learn more »

hydrochlorothiazide Hydrochlorothiazide

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ibuprofen Ibuprofen

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