uremia

[yoo-ree-mee-uh]
noun Pathology.
a condition resulting from the retention in the blood of constituents normally excreted in the urine.
Also, uraemia.


Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin; see ur-1, -emia

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uraemia or uremia (jʊˈriːmɪə)
 
n
pathol Also called: azotaemia the accumulation of waste products, normally excreted in the urine, in the blood: causes severe headaches, vomiting, etc
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek ouron urine + haima blood]
 
uremia or uremia
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek ouron urine + haima blood]
 
u'raemic or uremia
 
adj
 
u'remic or uremia
 
adj

uremia (jʊˈriːmɪə)
 
n
the usual US spelling of uraemia
 
u'remic
 
adj

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

  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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His death certificate gives the cause as uremia, also known as uremic poisoning.
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