Related formsu·rae·mic, adjective
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
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Examples from the Web for uraemia
Historical Examples of uraemia
Eclampsia is a very grave complication of pregnancy, and it was formerly supposed to be uraemia.
Uraemia is a toxic condition, and three varieties of it are recognized—the acute, the chronic and the latent.
Some of these effects are seen in every form of severe kidney disease, and uraemia may occur in any advanced kidney disease.
British Dictionary definitions for uraemia
Derived Formsuraemic or US uremic, adjective
pathol the accumulation of waste products, normally excreted in the urine, in the blood: causes severe headaches, vomiting, etcAlso called: azotaemia
Word Origin for uraemia
C19: from New Latin, from Greek ouron urine + haima bloodDerived 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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Related formsu•re′mic adj.
The accumulation of urinary waste products in the blood.azotemia
A toxic condition caused by uremia.
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