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uremia

Pronunciation: yu-re'me-a

Definition:

  1. An excess of urea and other nitrogenous waste in the blood.
  2. The complex of symptoms due to severe persisting renal failure that can be relieved by dialysis.

[G. ouron, urine, + haima, blood]

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