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noun Pathology.
  1. uremia.
Related formsu·rae·mic, adjective


or u·rae·mi·a

noun Pathology.
  1. a condition resulting from the retention in the blood of constituents normally excreted in the urine.

Origin of uremia

From New Latin, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at ur-1, -emia
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Examples from the Web for uraemia

Historical Examples

  • Eclampsia is a very grave complication of pregnancy, and it was formerly supposed to be uraemia.

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  • Some of these effects are seen in every form of severe kidney disease, and uraemia may occur in any advanced kidney disease.

  • Uraemia is a toxic condition, and three varieties of it are recognized—the acute, the chronic and the latent.

British Dictionary definitions for uraemia


US uremia

  1. pathol the accumulation of waste products, normally excreted in the urine, in the blood: causes severe headaches, vomiting, etcAlso called: azotaemia
Derived Formsuraemic or US uremic, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from Greek ouron urine + haima blood


  1. the usual US spelling of uraemia
Derived Formsuremic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for uraemia



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

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uraemia in Medicine


  1. The accumulation of urinary waste products in the blood.azotemia
  2. A toxic condition caused by uremia.
Related formsu•remic adj.
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