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Relating to uremia.


(u-re'me-a) [ uro- + -emia]
Intoxication caused by the body's accumulation of metabolic by-products normally excreted by healthy kidneys. See: azotemia; uremic comauremic ('mik), adjective


Although nitrogen-containing waste products have long been considered the principal cause of uremia, other metabolic waste products (such as glycosylated wastes and byproducts of abnormal oxidation) may actually be the most important toxins responsible for uremia.


Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, anorexia, headache, dizziness, coma, or convulsions.


Dialysis removes many soluble waste products that accumulate in renal failure and helps improve some conditions associated with uremia. Other uremic conditions can be alleviated with a protein-restricted diet, careful management of acid-base balance, and calcium and folate supplementation.

extrarenal uremia

Prerenal uremia.

prerenal uremia

Uremia resulting not from primary renal disease but from such conditions as disturbances in circulation, fluid balance, or metabolism arising in other parts of the body. Synonym: extrarenal uremia


pertaining to or emanating from uremia.

uremic poisoning
see uremia, visceral gout.
uremic toxins
a name given to the many products of metabolism that accumulate in the body with renal failure, and in association with uremia, because of impaired renal degradation and/or excretory capacity.
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In a second study conducted in Rostock, Germany, Comparison of albumin binding capacity and uremic toxins in hemodiafiltration vs novel dialysis membrane (Abstract #SA-PO761), clinicians compared HDx and HDF in 32 patients undergoing dialysis.
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The Oklahoma thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-hemolytic uremic syndrome (TTP-HUS) registry: a community perspective of patients with clinically diagnosed TTP-HUS.
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These uremic waste products also come through the skin.
This dual mechanism of action suggests that it may be effective in the treatment of uremic pruritus," Dr.
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Moreover, when the basal ganglia were further exposed to highly elevated uremic or metabolic toxins, the regional cellular metabolism may have been disturbed, or functional disturbance in smooth muscle cells of vessels of the basal ganglia may have been induced, which will ultimately lead to vasodilatation and focal hyperemia [6].
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a clinical syndrome characterized with the triad of microangiopathy hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and acute renal damage.
The association between hemolytic uremic syndrome and infection by verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli.
occasional difficulties differentiating A-TTP from hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUs), and the implications for misdiagnosis (up to 90% fatality rate) have influenced empiric use of PE.
Microscopically, histopathology did not reveal malignancy, but tissue necrosis, widespread luminal compression secondary to vascular calcification, hyperplasia of the tunica intima, and inflammatory cell infiltration--consistent with a diagnosis of calcific uremic arteriolopathy.