from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Relating to, caused by, or having a calculus or calculi.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Stony; gritty; hard like stone: as, a calculous concretion.
- Arising from calculi, or stones in the bladder; caused by calculi: as, a calculous disorder.
- Affected with the gravel or stone: as, a calculous person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of the nature of a calculus; like stone; gritty.
- adjective Caused, or characterized, by the presence of a calculus or calculi; a, a
calculousdisorder; affected with gravel or stone.
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- adjective pathology Of, pertaining to or containing
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- adjective relating to or caused by or having a calculus or calculi
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Medical examination carried out at the end of June - beginning of July 2009 revealed gallbladder stones and pancreatitis and calculous cholecystitis were diagnosed.
And when such persons make water, the stone forced down by the urine falls into the neck of the bladder and stops the urine, and occasions intense pain; so that calculous children rub their privy parts and tear at them, as supposing that the obstruction to the urine is situated there.
The real test should always be “is the life meaningful” - its the same calculous we apply when we say giving mice cancer to test cosmetics is ok, but euthanizing retarded children is not.
This substance is said to be secreted by the mucous lining of the bladder, while in a state of chronic inflammation, but there seems nevertheless very good reason for us to believe that it is, like all other calculous matter, a deposit from the urine.
Its juice acts energetically on the kidneys, and dissolves the calculous formations of earthy phosphates which frequently form in the bladder.
While, therefore, a calculus is only as urine precipitated and solidified, and this fluid only as calculous matter suspended in a menstruum, it must appear that the lithic diathesis is as natural and universal as structural disintegration is constant and general in operation.
Dr. Thornton says: "I have used old wine of white Currants for calculous affections, and it has surpassed all expectation."
It is occasionally caused by calculous concretions in the bladder, -- which should be removed, -- causing very acute abdominal pain to the animal.
Cattle and Their Diseases Embracing Their History and Breeds, Crossing and Breeding, And Feeding and Management; With the Diseases to which They are Subject, And The Remedies Best Adapted to their Cure
Particles of stagnating Well-waters, and the calculous Concretions of others; and therefore such waters ought to be mistrusted more than any, where they are not pure clear and soft or that don't arise from good
Chinese, peculiar liability of, to calculous disease, 248; considered a delicate diet by Australian cannibals, 327