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[mass noun] A raised level in the blood of urea and other nitrogenous waste compounds that are normally eliminated by the kidneys.
- ‘If the kidneys fail, one of the first signs is the accumulation of urea and other nitrogenous waste in the blood - uraemia.’
- ‘Additional cardiac risk factors specific to chronic kidney disease include volume overload, hyperparathyroidism, and uremia.’
- ‘Ultimately, patients may develop uremia and kidney failure.’
- ‘Did he have diabetes, ascites, uraemia, anasarca, or heart failure?’
- ‘Chronic renal failure is a progressive deterioration of renal function that ends in uremia (ie, an excess of urea and other nitrogenous wastes in the blood).’
Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek ouron urine + haima blood.
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