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Kidneys (04-25-2009) A pair of organs in the abdomen that remove waste from the blood. The waste leaves the body as urine. ... Continue Reading

Kaposi’s Sarcoma (04-25-2009) A relatively rare type of cancer characterized by tumors on the skin. Until the onset of the AIDS epidemic, this disease most often was found in the elderly or those with weak immune systems. ... Continue Reading

Kupffer Cells (12-5-2001) Specialized macrophages in the liver. ... Continue Reading

Kidney Cancer (12-5-2001) Cancer that forms in the tissue of the kidneys, including renal cell carcinoma, renal pelvis carcinoma, and Wilms tumor. ... Continue Reading

Kidney (12-5-2001)

One of two bean-shaped organs that filter wastes from the blood and discharge these waste products in urine. The kidneys are located on either side at the level of the 12th ribs toward the back. The kidneys send urine to the bladder through tubes called... Continue Reading

Karnofsky Performance Scale (12-5-2001) A scale created to measure patient well-being, where 100 is perfect health and 0 is death. The scale is used to measure the effectiveness of treatment and the prognosis of patients. ... Continue Reading

Kaposi‚Äôs Sarcoma (12-5-2001) A relatively rare type of cancer characterized by tumors on the skin. Until the onset of the AIDS epidemic, this disease most often was found in the elderly or those with weak immune systems. ... Continue Reading

Kegel Exercises (12-5-2001) Exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.? Can help men recover bladder function faster after prostate surgery. ... Continue Reading

Kidney stone (12-5-2001)  A stone that develops from crystals that form in urine and build up on the inner surfaces of the kidney, in the renal pelvis or in the ureters. (Also see nephrolithiasis.) ... Continue Reading

Kombucha Tea (12-5-2001) is made from the flat, pancake-like culture known as the Kombucha mushroom. It is actually not a mushroom but is called one because of its appearance. The culture or mushroom sac used in Kombucha tea consists of several species of yeast and bacteria. ... Continue Reading

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