Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to uremia; causing uremia; affected with uremia: as, uremic convulsions.
- adj. pathology Of, relating to, or causing uremia.
- adj. of or involving excess nitrogenous waste products in the urine (usually due to kidney insufficiency)
“More Infections Often Tied to Food According to WHO, of more than 1,600 people sickened by this E. coli strain, 499 developed a rare and potentially fatal kidney-failure complication known as hemolytic uremic syndrome—a complication that can shut down the kidneys and normally occurs in only a small percentage of people sickened during an E. coli outbreak.”
“A few develop complications such as hemolytic uremic syndrome, a rare and potentially fatal condition that causes renal failure.”
“The Stockholm-based group said infected patients developed hemolytic uremic syndrome HUS, a potentially fatal condition afflicting the kidneys, blood and central nervous system.”
“On November 22, 1916, Jack London died of gastrointestinal uremic poisoning.”
“Young children and the elderly are at highest risk for a potentially life-threatening complication known as hemolytic uremic syndrome HUS, which includes kidney failure.”
“Had they said, "He inadvertently took an overdose of morphine, which in combination with his uremic condition triggered a coma and subsequent death," we would have to admit to that possiblity, since no one was present at the time.”
“In children, O157 may lead to a severe, sometimes fatal kidney disease called HUS (hemolytic-uremic syndrome).”
“The three patients with life-threatening symptoms were diagnosed with hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can cause bleeding in the brain or kidneys.”
“After surviving two divorces, the suicide of her second husband, and public scandal, she died of uremic poisoning at the age of 26.”
“Of the four suspected U.S. cases, three people–two adult women and one man—are in the hospital with hemolytic uremic syndrome, Dr. Braden said.”
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Words taken from Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.
Words to remember from DFW's "Infinite Jest"
A roster of adjectives that infrequently surface in typical conversation and writing. Many are dredged from scientific or other technical jargon or sieved from examples of disused archaic forms.
By David Foster Wallace
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