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English definition of “ARPKD”


noun [U]     /ˌeɪ.ɑː.piː.keɪˈdiː/ US  /ˈeɪ.ɑrˌpiː.keɪˈdiː/ (also polycystic kidney disease) specialized
abbreviation for autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease: Thirty to fifty per cent of newborns with ARPKD die at birth or shortly after.Disorders of the urinary system
(Definition of ARPKD noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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