A higher than normal blood level of urea or other nitrogen containing compounds in the blood. The hallmark test is the serum BUN (blood urea nitrogen) level. Usually caused by the inability of the kidney to excrete these compounds.
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An abnormal increase in concentration of urea and other nitrogenous substances in the blood plasma. SEE ALSO: uremia. [azo- (azote) + G. haima, blood]
- nonrenal a., prerenal a. nitrogen retention resulting from something other than primary renal disease.

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azo·te·mia or chiefly Brit azo·tae·mia .ā-zō-'tē-mē-ə n an excess of urea and other nitrogenous wastes in the blood as a result of kidney insufficiency compare UREMIA
azo·te·mic or chiefly Brit azo·tae·mic -'tē-mik adj

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az·o·te·mia (az″o-teґme-ə) [azote + -emia] 1. an excess of urea or other nitrogenous compounds in the blood; called also uremia. 2. azotemic adj

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