Meaning of uraemia in English:


Pronunciation /jʊˈriːmɪə/


(US uremia)
mass nounMedicine
  • A raised level in the blood of urea and other nitrogenous waste compounds that are normally eliminated by the kidneys.

    ‘Did he have diabetes, ascites, uraemia, anasarca, or heart failure?’
    • ‘If the kidneys fail, one of the first signs is the accumulation of urea and other nitrogenous waste in the blood - uraemia.’
    • ‘Additional cardiac risk factors specific to chronic kidney disease include volume overload, hyperparathyroidism, and uremia.’
    • ‘Ultimately, patients may develop uremia and kidney failure.’
    • ‘Chronic renal failure is a progressive deterioration of renal function that ends in uremia (ie, an excess of urea and other nitrogenous wastes in the blood).’


Mid 19th century modern Latin, from Greek ouron ‘urine’ + haima ‘blood’.