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azoturia

[ az-uh-toor-ee-uh, -tyoor-, ey-zuh- ]
/ ˌæz əˈtʊər i ə, -ˈtyʊər-, ˌeɪ zə- /
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noun

an elevated level of nitrogenous compounds in the urine.
Veterinary Pathology.Also called Monday morning disease. a disease of horses, especially draft horses returning to work after several days of inactivity and heavy feeding, characterized by muscle stiffness, paralysis, excessive sweating, and excretion of dark urine.

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Origin of azoturia

First recorded in 1830–40; azote + -uria
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  • Often, following azoturia, a bilateral affection is to be observed.

    Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix
  • Nervous subjects, it is known, are more prone to azoturia than are those of lymphatic temperament.

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  • Any given seizure may easily be mistaken for azoturia, at first, but a better examination soon excludes that disease.

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Medical definitions for azoturia

azoturia
[ ăz′ə-turē-ə ]

n.

Increase of nitrogenous substances, especially urea, in the urine.
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