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Definition of "uremia" [uremia]

  • A toxic condition resulting from kidney disease in which there is retention in the bloodstream of waste products normally excreted in the urine. Also called azotemia. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "uremia" in a sentence
  • "When Dr. Porter arrived, he immediately changed the diagnosis and treated Jack for what he had expected would be the terminal situation of ravaging uremia for which he had been treating Jack for the last three years."
  • "His condition was caused by the ravages of uremia."
  • "Between 1996 and 2005, the number of patients starting dialysis before developing uremia"