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or uraemia

[yoo-ree-mee-uh] /yʊˈri mi ə/
noun, Pathology
a condition resulting from the retention in the blood of constituents normally excreted in the urine.
Origin of uremia
1855-60; < New Latin; see ur-1, -emia Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for uremia
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  • uremia is the most dreaded symptom and develops as a result of the retained toxins in the blood.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • This may go on to a fatal attack of uremia; but fortunately, not commonly, far less so than in scarlet fever.

    Preventable Diseases Woods Hutchinson
  • In fact, there are some who advise decompression for uremia.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
British Dictionary definitions for uremia


the usual US spelling of uraemia
Derived Forms
uremic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for uremia

1857, Modern Latin, from Greek ouron "urine" (see urine) + haima "blood" (see -emia).

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uremia in Medicine

uremia u·re·mi·a or u·rae·mi·a (yu-rē'mē-ə)

  1. The accumulation of urinary waste products in the blood. Also called azotemia.

  2. A toxic condition caused by uremia.

u·re'mic adj.
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