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Die·tl's crisis

n :  an attack of violent pain in the kidney region accompanied by chills, nausea, vomiting, and collapse that is caused by the formation of kinks in the ureter and is usu. associated with a floating kidney
Die•tl, Josef (1804-1878),
Polish physician. Dietl was a leading proponent of a school of medicine advocating that physicians can only diagnose and describe diseases, not cure them. His single medical contribution was his description of Dietl's crisis.

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