or u·rae·mi·a

[ yoo-ree-mee-uh ]
/ yʊˈri mi ə /

noun Pathology.

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 uremia

  • Uremia is the most dreaded symptom and develops as a result of the retained toxins in the blood.

    Dietetics for Nurses|Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • This may go on to a fatal attack of uremia; but fortunately, not commonly, far less so than in scarlet fever.

    Preventable Diseases|Woods Hutchinson
  • In fact, there are some who advise decompression for uremia.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:|Louis Marshall Warfield

British Dictionary definitions for uremia


/ (jʊˈriːmɪə) /


the usual US spelling of uraemia

Derived Forms

uremic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for uremia



The accumulation of urinary waste products in the blood.azotemia
A toxic condition caused by uremia.

Related forms

u•remic adj.
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