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Related to uremic coma: Uraemic
a metabolic encephalopathy caused by renal failure.
Etymology: Gk, ouron, urine, koma, deep sleep
a stuporous condition resulting from acidosis and the toxic effects of uremia.
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