2. <nephrology> In current usage the entire constellation of signs and symptoms of chronic renal failure including nausea, vomiting anorexia, a metallic taste in the mouth, a uraemic odour of the breath, pruritus, uraemic frost on the skin, neuromuscular disorders, pain and twitching in the muscles, hypertension, oedema, mental confusion and acid base and electrolyte imbalances.
Origin: Gr. Ouron = urine, haima = blood
American spelling: uremia
(11 Mar 2008)
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