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British pronunciation/kˈɪdni/
American pronunciation/ˈkɪdni/
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each of the two bean-shaped organs in the lower back of the body that separate wastes from the blood and make urine

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kidney definition and meaning

What is "kidney"?

The kidney is a vital organ in the human body that plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health. They are responsible for filtering waste products and excess fluids from the blood, producing urine, and regulating various essential functions, such as electrolyte balance and blood pressure. The kidneys also participate in the production of hormones that help control red blood cell production and maintain bone health. Their bean-shaped structure, located in the back of the abdominal cavity, consists of millions of tiny filtering units called nephrons. Proper kidney function is essential for the body's overall homeostasis and well-being.

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an organ in an animal's body that takes waste matter from its blood by sending it out of their body and can often be cooked and eaten

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What is "kidney"?

Kidney refers to the organ found in the body of animals, including mammals like cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens, responsible for filtering waste from the blood and producing urine. In some cultures, kidneys are also considered edible and can be cooked and eaten as food. They are prized for their rich flavor and tender texture when prepared properly. Kidneys can be cooked by boiling, frying, grilling, or sautéing, and are commonly used in dishes such as stews, pies, and curries. However, it is important to note that they may require careful preparation to remove any excess bitterness or strong flavor. Additionally, kidneys contain high levels of cholesterol and purines, so they should be consumed in moderation, especially by individuals with certain health conditions like gout or kidney disease.

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She experienced symptoms of kidney infection, including fever, back pain, and frequent urination, prompting a visit to her healthcare provider.
Regular check-ups and blood tests are essential for monitoring kidney health and detecting any abnormalities early on.
Drinking plenty of water and adopting a balanced diet low in sodium and processed foods can help promote kidney health and prevent disease.
After the transplantation, Mark's new kidney improved his overall health.
Tim's successful ablation resolved his kidney cyst issue.
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