What Are Renal Calculi? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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Kidney stones are most often made of _____.

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1. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy uses _____ to break kidney stones into smaller pieces from outside the body.

2. The severe pain caused by kidney stones has its own name. What is it?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can make use of these assessments to practice what you know about extracorporeal shock and the medical name for the pain caused by kidney stones.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics covered in this quiz include kidney stones':

  • Composition
  • Causes
  • Treatments

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo will utilize the following skills:

  • Defining key terms - use the material regarding kidney stones to identify the terms for the severe pain associated with them
  • Knowledge application - analyze the information on kidney stones to answer a question on the procedure to find and capture them
  • Information recall - remember what you have read concerning kidney stones to recognize the available treatments

Additional Learning

Learn more about kidney stones, and their possible causes, by exploring the lesson entitled What Are Renal Calculi? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment. Topics discussed in this lesson include:

  • Uric acid
  • Struvite
  • Possible risk factors