uremic coma


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to uremic coma: Uraemic

u·re·mic co·ma

a metabolic encephalopathy caused by renal failure.

uremic coma

Etymology: Gk, ouron, urine, koma, deep sleep
a stuporous condition resulting from acidosis and the toxic effects of uremia.

uremic coma

Loss of consciousness caused by the toxic effects of the nitrogen-containing wastes and inorganic acids that accumulate in the bloodstream of patients in renal failure. Coma in renal failure usually occurs after other uremic symptoms, such as loss of appetite, confusion, lethargy, or seizures.
See also: coma