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Related to azotemia: prerenal azotemia, nephritic syndrome


 (ăz′ə-tē′mē-ə, ā′zə-)
See uremia.

[French azote, nitrogen; see azo- + -emia.]

az′o·te′mic (-mĭk) adj.


(ˌæz əˈti mi ə, ˌeɪ zə-)

the accumulation of abnormally large amounts of nitrogenous waste products in the blood, as in kidney failure.
[1895–1900; azote + -emia]
az`o•te′mic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.azotemia - accumulation in the blood of nitrogenous waste products (urea) that are usually excreted in the urineazotemia - accumulation in the blood of nitrogenous waste products (urea) that are usually excreted in the urine
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition


n. azotemia, aumento de sustancias nitrogenadas espúreas en la orina.
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As an initial step, it is advisable to exclude hypo-or hyperglycemia, azotemia, liver failure, electrolyte imbalance, sepsis, structural and vascular pathologies like stroke, and central nervous system involvement by cancers.
If increasing electrolyte imbalance, azotemia, and/or oliguria occur during treatment of severe, progressive renal disease, or severe watery diarrhea, the diuretic should be discontinued.
None of the patients had acute postoperative azotemia or statistically significant elevation of serum creatinine.
21,22) This results in decreased secretion of uric acid and hyperuricemia in birds (similar to azotemia in mammals) and can lead to renal failure if the damage is severe, as developed in white-backed vultures that ingested diclofenac.
The finding that high creatinine level was associated with death also supports the possibility that hypoperfusion or sepsis contributed to the death of patients in this study because azotemia might result from renal hypoperfusion or septic renal injury.
Laboratory findings include anemia, thrombocytopenia, leucocytosis, marked aminotransferase elevation and azotemia.
Normal urea:creatinine ratio in a healthy population was considered as 20 mmol/L: mmol/L, while urea:creatinine ratio equal to 21 mmol/L: mmol/L was considered to be a sign of prerenal azotemia (PRA) [17].
Numerous prior studies have shown that non-white race, lack of health insurance coverage, and residential poverty were independently associated with worse CKD-related laboratory abnormalities at dialysis initiation, including more severe hypoalbuminemia, azotemia, and anemia, and with marked delays in accessing the transplant waitlist and in receiving a kidney transplant (Kausz et al.
In addition, patients with raised urea (> 50 mg%) and creatinine levels (< 3 mg/dl), which subsequently improved without any specific intervention, were defined as having prerenal azotemia.
081 in international unit) generally indicates pre-renal azotemia.
Elevated blood urea levels could also be attributed to dehydration since rabbits have a limited ability to concentrate urine and only a few hours without drinking may be enough to cause azotemia (Melillo, 2007).
Abnormalties in the chemistry panel can include alterations in total protein or electrolytes, increases in creatinine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, and alkaline phosphatase, azotemia, hypoglycemia, and elevated lactate.