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anuria

Syllabification: an·u·ri·a
Pronunciation: /əˈn(y)o͝orēə
 
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Definition of anuria in English:

noun

Medicine
Failure of the kidneys to produce urine.
Example sentences
  • Chronic renal failure with oliguria or anuria complicates fluid management during critical illnesses, particularly when cardiac disease coexists.
  • Other emergency conditions are anuria and acute renal failure secondary to bilateral obstruction, or unilateral obstruction in a patient with a solitary functioning kidney.
  • Patients with severe oliguria or anuria (output of less than 100 mL of urine per day) are likely to have postrenal acute renal failure.

Origin

mid 19th century: from an-1 + -uria.

Derivatives

anuric

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Oliguric or anuric renal failure is the result in the most severe cases and, although permanent renal failure is rare, recovery of renal function may take up to two months.
  • This therapy was continued for 2 months, with the patient subsequently becoming anuric and dependent on hemodialysis.
  • Despite therapies, her mental status worsened, and she became anuric.

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