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English definition of “autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease”

autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease

noun [U]     /ɔː.təˌsəʊ.məl rɪˌses.ɪv pɒl.iˌsɪs.tɪk ˈkɪd.ni dɪˌziːz/ US  /ˌɔː.t̬əˈsoʊ.məl rɪˈses.ɪv ˌpɑl.iˈsɪs.tɪk ˈkɪd.ni dɪˌziːz/ (also ARPKD) specialized
a rare physical problem present from birth that makes the kidneys become larger and develop cysts (= small growths filled with liquid ), leading to very serious kidney disease . It mainly affects children Disorders of the urinary system
(Definition of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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