The migrations of calculi produce symptoms so characteristic that error is hardly possible.
Intestinal concretions (calculi or stones in the intestines).
I consider the tartar on the teeth, calculi renales and arthritic nodosities very similar morbid products.
The number of calculi which may be present at any time or be produced in the course of years ranges from one to several thousand.
This symptom must not, however, be considered as pathognomonic, since it is observed when calculi are not present.
As a rule, in each case where the calculi are multiple there is uniformity of color, shape, and composition.
Habitual costiveness and the presence of calculi, are frequent causes of spasmodic colic.
Biliary fistul communicating externally, caused by the migration of calculi, are comparatively common.
Numerous examples of external discharge of calculi have been reported.
It has been shown that this silent migration of calculi from the liver-passages to the intestinal is not uncommon.
1660s, from Latin calculus "reckoning, account," originally "pebble used as a reckoning counter," diminutive of calx (genitive calcis) "limestone" (see chalk (n.)). Modern mathematical sense is a shortening of differential calculus. Also used from 1732 to mean kidney stones, etc., then generally for "concretion occurring accidentally in the animal body," such as dental plaque. Related: Calculous (adj.).
calculus cal·cu·lus (kāl'kyə-ləs)
n. pl. cal·cu·lus·es or cal·cu·li (-lī')
An abnormal concretion in the body, usually formed of mineral salts and most commonly found in the gallbladder, kidney, or urinary bladder. Also called stone.
Plural calculi (kāl'kyə-lī') or calculuses