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.
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- 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
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
(If a patient developed uremia or other symptoms, dialysis began regardless of the filtration rate.)
In the U.S., almost no one dies of uremia anymore.
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.
Underneath the aftershave, I catch a whiff of uremia.
Both tell tragic stories of women who developed hemolytic uremia syndrome in response to eating a food contaminated with E. coli O157: H7.
Shortly afterwards, on March 26, 1923, Bernhardt died of uremia.
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.