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azoturia

Syllabification: az·o·tu·ri·a
Pronunciation: /ˌazəˈt(y)o͝orēə
 
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Definition of azoturia in English:

noun

Medicine
1Abnormal excess of nitrogen compounds in the urine.
Example sentences
  • She was very fit and on a good nutritional program but shortly after completing cross country, she had a severe episode of azoturia.
  • Hence, azoturia (excess of nitrogenous matter in the urine), which is an indicator of a functional breakdown, does not occur until three quarters of the glomeruli have ceased to function.
  • Contraindications are: progressive renal dysfunction, including anuria, increasing oliguria and increasing azoturia; pre-existing elevated serum potassium.
1.1 Veterinary Medicine A condition of horses that causes stiffness and pain in the muscles of the hindquarters and back, and the production of dark-colored urine containing myoglobin.
Example sentences
  • Garza's seen horses with azoturia, aka Monday Morning Sickness or ‘tying up.’
  • In horses, the Muscle Tie-Up Syndrome is accompanied by azoturia and much pain.
  • As a matter of fact, over-indulgence in grain has been tied to azoturia, yet so have vitamin and mineral deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and severe dehydration.

Origin

mid 19th century: from obsolete azote 'nitrogen' + -uria.

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