a toxic condition caused by the presence in the blood of waste products that are not being eliminated in the urine because of a failure of the kidneys to secrete urine
Origin of uremiaModern Latin from Classical Greek ouron, urine + haima, blood
A toxic condition resulting from kidney disease in which there is retention in the bloodstream of waste products normally excreted in the urine. Also called azotemia .
(countable and uncountable, plural uremias)
- (pathology) Blood poisoning resulting from the retention of waste products usually excreted as urine.
From Ancient Greek Î¿á½–ÏÎ¿Î½ (ouron, “urine") + Î±á¼·Î¼Î± (haima, “blood").