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Soon her kidneys and liver were failing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More than a third of those waiting need a new kidney and have to be hooked up to a dialysis machine four times a week. The Sun (2016)A simple blood test can pick up both as well as excluding other issues such as liver or kidney disease. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The tech giant will trawl anonymous confidential data to spot people at risk of kidney disease, blood poisoning and organ failure. The Sun (2016)He said that during his time there only one kidney transplant took place. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Researchers also found the drug seemed to reduce kidney and heart disease risk. The Sun (2015)Perfect with game pie or steak and kidney pud. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Would kidney dialysis companies support or oppose the repeal of this act? Miller, Roger LeRoy & Fishe, Raymond P. H. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Think apple and cider pie and lamb kidney and rosemary suet pudding. The Sun (2013)This sort of money could be used to buy two kidney dialysis machines. The Sun (2009)Three years ago he also spent five weeks in intensive care after his lungs and kidneys failed. The Sun (2010)And often kidney and liver damage too. The Sun (2014)You can just buy new kidneys when the time comes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Recommended care includes monitoring blood pressure and kidneys. The Sun (2015)Her family have claimed that she has heart and kidney problems. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In front of me are the remains of my steak and kidney pie. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It includes kidneys but not steak. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is also responsible for damaging other organs including the kidneys, eyes and brain. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The impact of the tackle had driven my kidney on to one of my floating ribs at the back and sliced it open. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When patients suffer from liver disease, the organ and kidneys stop working properly and excess fluid builds up in the abdomen. The Sun (2014)

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Translations for 'kidney'

British English: kidney /ˈkɪdnɪ/ NOUN
Your kidneys are the two organs in your body that filter unwanted material from your blood and send it out of your body in your urine.
...kidney disease.
  • American English: kidney
  • Arabic: كُلْيَةٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: rim
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: bubreg
  • Czech: ledvina
  • Danish: nyre
  • Dutch: nier
  • European Spanish: riñón
  • Finnish: munuainen
  • French: rein
  • German: Niere
  • Greek: νεφρό
  • Italian: rene
  • Japanese: 腎臓
  • Korean: 신장 내장
  • Norwegian: nyre
  • Polish: nerka
  • European Portuguese: rim
  • Romanian: rinichi
  • Russian: почка
  • Spanish: riñón
  • Swedish: njure
  • Thai: ไต
  • Turkish: böbrek
  • Ukrainian: нирка
  • Vietnamese: quả thận


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