the accumulation of abnormally large amounts of nitrogenous waste products in the blood, as in uremic poisoning.

1900, also azotaemia, from azot- (see azo-) + Greek haima “blood” (see -emia).

azotemia az·o·te·mi·a (āz’ə-tē’mē-ə, ā’zə-)
See uremia.
az’o·te’mic (-mĭk) adj.


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