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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 childrenDisorders 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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