uremia :

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yuh ree mee uh

  • n  accumulation in the blood of nitrogenous waste products (urea) that are usually excreted in the urine

  • When the kidneys fail to work and there is no hope of starting them up again, the resulting uremia is fatal in about three weeks.
  • Louis Nazaire Cardinal Begin, 85, Archbishop of Quebec, Catholic primate of Canada; in Quebec, of uremia followed by paralysis.
  • Anthony Joseph ("Dandy Tony") Drexel, 70, European socialite, onetime Philadelphia banker; of uremia; in Manhattan.

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