Crossword clues for azotemia
The Collaborative International Dictionary
azotemia \azotemia\ n. (Med.) the accumulation of an abnormally large amount of nitrogen-containing waste products, such as urea, in the blood; uremia.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1900, also azotaemia, from azot- (see azo-) + Greek haima "blood" (see -emia).
n. (context medicine English) the accumulation in the blood of nitrogen-bearing waste products (such as urea) that are usually excreted in the urine
Azotemia (azot, "nitrogen" + -emia, "blood condition") is a medical condition characterized by abnormally high levels of nitrogen-containing compounds (such as urea, creatinine, various body waste compounds, and other nitrogen-rich compounds) in the blood. It is largely related to insufficient or dysfunctional filtering of blood by the kidneys. It can lead to uremia if not controlled.