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Variant of uremia.
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uraemiaAccumulation of the nitrogenous waste products of METABOLISM in the blood as a result of failure of the kidneys to excrete them (kidney failure). The effects include nausea, vomiting, OEDEMA, itching, spontaneous bleeding, anaemia, apathy, confusion, muscle twitching, seizures, drowsiness, coma and death.
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1. Excess of urea and other nitrogenous waste in blood.
2. Complex of symptoms due to severe persisting renal failure that can be relieved by dialysis.
[G. ouron, urine, + haima, blood]
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