Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
1857, Modern Latin, from Greek ouron "urine" (see urine) + haima "blood" (see -emia).
uremia u·re·mi·a or u·rae·mi·a (yu-rē'mē-ə)n.
The accumulation of urinary waste products in the blood. Also called azotemia.
A toxic condition caused by uremia.