uremia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n uremia accumulation in the blood of nitrogenous waste products (urea) that are usually excreted in the urine
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n uremia A condition resulting from the retention in the blood of waste products, chiefly urea, that should normally be eliminated by the kidneys. Its symptoms are mainly those of a nervous character, such as headache, nausea, delirium, and convulsions or somnolence followed by coma.
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Usage

In literature:

She suffered greatly from itching of the skin, due to the uremia of the kidney-disease; the skin was harsh and dry.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Uremia may develop at any time.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
The natural end of patients in this group is either uremia or cardiac decompensation (so-called cardiorenal disease).
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
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