Skip to Content


Pronunciation: am′ō-nē′mē-ă, am′ō-ne-ē′mē-ă

Definition: The presence of ammonia or some of its compounds in the blood, thought to be formed from the decomposition of urea; it usually results in subnormal temperature, weak pulse, gastroenteric symptoms, and coma.

Synonym(s): hyperammonemia

[ammonia + G. haima, blood]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.