Definition of uremia in English:

uremia

(British uraemia)

noun

Medicine
  • 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).’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

uremia

/yo͝oˈrēmēə/ /jʊˈrimiə/