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azotemia

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noun azo·te·mia \ˌā-zō-ˈtē-mē-ə\

Definition of azotemia

  1. :  an excess of urea or other nitrogenous wastes in the blood as a result of kidney insufficiency — compare uremia

azo·te·micplay \-mik\ adjective


Origin of azotemia

International Scientific Vocabulary azote nitrogen + New Latin -emia — more at az-


First Known Use: circa 1900


Medical Dictionary

azotemia

noun azo·te·mia

Medical Definition of azotemia

  1. :  an excess of urea and other nitrogenous wastes in the blood as a result of kidney insufficiency—compare uremia

  2. azo·te·mic or chiefly British azo·tae·mic \-ˈtē-mik\play adjective



Variants of azotemia

or chiefly British azo·tae·mia \ˌā-zō-ˈtē-mē-ə\play

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