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Related to uraemia: azotemia
Variant of uremia.
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.
uraemiaexcess levels of urea and other nitrogenous material in blood, characteristic of persistent renal failure; causes range of symptoms, e.g. pruritus, confusion, fits, loss of appetite, nausea, haemorrhagic episodes, coma
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]