from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Blood poisoning resulting from the retention of waste products usually excreted as urine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A condition resulting from the retention in the blood of waste products, chiefly urea, that should normally be eliminated by the kidneys.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. accumulation in the blood of nitrogenous waste products (urea) that are usually excreted in the urine


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek οὖρον ("urine") + αἷμα ("blood").


  • 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.

    Did Jack London Commit Suicide?

  • His condition was caused by the ravages of uremia.

    Did Jack London Commit Suicide?

  • Between 1996 and 2005, the number of patients starting dialysis before developing uremia

    The Twins Who Test Better

  • (If a patient developed uremia or other symptoms, dialysis began regardless of the filtration rate.)

    The Twins Who Test Better

  • In the U.S., almost no one dies of uremia anymore.

    After the Diagnosis

  • The intern reported that when he asked the man if he wanted to choose dialysis or accept death from uremia, the man decided to be dialyzed—but, the intern explained to me, the man might not be competent to make that decision.

    After the Diagnosis

  • Underneath the aftershave, I catch a whiff of uremia.

    After the Diagnosis

  • Both tell tragic stories of women who developed hemolytic uremia syndrome in response to eating a food contaminated with E. coli O157: H7.

    Marion Nestle: The High Human Cost of Unsafe Food

  • Shortly afterwards, on March 26, 1923, Bernhardt died of uremia.

    Sarah Bernhardt.

  • When a nephrologist asked whether my new patient's confusion was due to her age or her renal function, I felt confident choosing uremia on the basis of her fetid breath.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Sp. uraemia in U.K.

    September 11, 2008