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uremia

[yoo-ree-mee-uh] /yʊˈri mi ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
a condition resulting from the retention in the blood of constituents normally excreted in the urine.
Also, uraemia.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Neo-Latin; see ur-1, -emia
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  • His death certificate gives the cause as uremia, also known as uremic poisoning.
British Dictionary definitions for uremia

uraemia

/jʊˈriːmɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) the accumulation of waste products, normally excreted in the urine, in the blood: causes severe headaches, vomiting, etc Also called azotaemia
Derived Forms
uraemic, (US) uremic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek ouron urine + haima blood

uremia

/jʊˈriːmɪə/
noun
1.
the usual US spelling of uraemia
Derived Forms
uremic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for uremia
n.

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)
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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