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uraemia Line breaks: ur|ae¦mia
Pronunciation: /jʊˈriːmɪə/
(US uremia)

Definition of uraemia in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
A raised level in the blood of urea and other nitrogenous waste compounds that are normally eliminated by the kidneys.
Example sentences
  • Did he have diabetes, ascites, uraemia, anasarca, or heart failure?
  • If the kidneys fail, one of the first signs is the accumulation of urea and other nitrogenous waste in the blood - uraemia.
  • Additional cardiac risk factors specific to chronic kidney disease include volume overload, hyperparathyroidism, and uremia.


Example sentences
  • These organisms have also been found to be involved in wound infections, haemolytic uremic syndrome, meningitis, peritonitis, respiratory tract infections and ocular infections.
  • Food poisoning can lead to Guillain-Barre Syndrome, reactive arthritis, or hemolytic uremic syndrome - diseases that can leave their victims with chronic pain, paralysis, and kidney damage.
  • In children, especially, this E. coli variant can cause diarrhea, hemorrhagic colitis, and hemolytic uremic syndrome.


Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek ouron 'urine' + haima 'blood'.

Words that rhyme with uraemia

academia, anaemia (US anemia), Bohemia, Euphemia, hypoglycaemia, leukaemia (US leukemia), septicaemia (US septicemia)
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