[ az-uh-too r-ee-uh, -tyoo r-, ey-zuh- ]
/ ˌæz əˈtʊər i ə, -ˈtyʊər-, ˌeɪ zə- /


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.

Origin of azoturia

First recorded in 1830–40; azote + -uria Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for azoturia

  • Nervous subjects, it is known, are more prone to azoturia than are those of lymphatic temperament.

    Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix
  • Any given seizure may easily be mistaken for azoturia, at first, but a better examination soon excludes that disease.

    Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix

Medicine definitions for azoturia


[ ăz′ə-turē-ə ]


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