or u·rae·mi·a


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

Historical Examples of uremia

  • In fact, there are some who advise decompression for uremia.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • 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

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

    Dietetics for Nurses

    Fairfax T. Proudfit

British Dictionary definitions for uremia



the usual US spelling of uraemia
Derived 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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uremia in Medicine



The accumulation of urinary waste products in the blood.azotemia
A toxic condition caused by uremia.
Related formsu•remic adj.
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