uremia

noun
ure·​mia | \ yu̇-ˈrē-mē-ə How to pronounce uremia (audio) \

Definition of uremia

1 : accumulation in the blood of constituents normally eliminated in the urine that produces a severe toxic condition and usually occurs in severe kidney disease
2 : the toxic bodily condition associated with uremia

Other Words from uremia

uremic \ yu̇-​ˈrē-​mik How to pronounce uremia (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of uremia

circa 1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for uremia

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“Uremia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uremia. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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uremia

noun
ure·​mia
variants: or chiefly British uraemia \ yu̇-​ˈrē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce uremia (audio) \

Medical Definition of uremia

1 : accumulation in the blood of constituents normally eliminated in the urine that produces a severe toxic condition and usually occurs in severe kidney disease
2 : the toxic bodily condition associated with uremia the patient was in uremia

Other Words from uremia

uremic or chiefly British uraemic \ -​mik How to pronounce uremia (audio) \ adjective

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