Definition of Azotemia:

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.

Also: Azotemic

Topics Related to Azotemia

Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...the condition
“...Pyloric obstruction with gastric retention and vomiting – dehydration and azotemia; decreased serum Na, CI, K; increased C02 content and increased pH (metabolic alkalosis)...”

Kidney Disease

...the condition
“...A patient with any sort of impaired kidney function will have increased creatinine and urea nitrogen in the blood, or azotemia.  If the kidney is adequately perfused, is itself normal, and its outflow not obstructed, blood urea nitrogen levels will remain within normal limits...”
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