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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Historical Examples of uremia
In fact, there are some who advise decompression for uremia.
This may go on to a fatal attack of uremia; but fortunately, not commonly, far less so than in scarlet fever.
Uremia is the most dreaded symptom and develops as a result of the retained toxins in the blood.
British Dictionary definitions for uremiaDerived Formsuremic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for uremia
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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