Definitions for uremiayʊˈri mi ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
u•re•mi•ayʊˈri mi ə(n.)
the presence in the blood of excessive urea and other products normally excreted in the urine.
Origin of uremia:
1855–60; ur -1+ -emia
uremia, uraemia, azotemia, azotaemia(noun)
accumulation in the blood of nitrogenous waste products (urea) that are usually excreted in the urine
Blood poisoning resulting from the retention of waste products usually excreted as urine.
Origin: From οὖρον + αἷμα.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A clinical syndrome associated with the retention of renal waste products or uremic toxins in the blood. It is usually the result of RENAL INSUFFICIENCY. Most uremic toxins are end products of protein or nitrogen CATABOLISM, such as UREA or CREATININE. Severe uremia can lead to multiple organ dysfunctions with a constellation of symptoms.