Glossary K

Kwashiorkor refers to a growth-retarding disease affecting children who receive enough calories but little if any protein.

Kyphosis is increased anterior concavity of the normal thoracic curve. The lumbar spine may have a reduction of its normal lordotic curve, resulting in a flat-back appearance referred to as Lumbar Kyphosis.

The philosopher Søren Kiergegaard said that as man is a natural being, and God is supernatural, it is impossible for the natural to know the supernatural soned, it is possible to know God by way of the supernatural medium of prayer: prayer does not change God, but it changes the person who prays.