azotemia

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azotemia

[‚az·ə′tem·ē·ə]
(medicine)
The presence of excessive amounts of nitrogenous compounds in the blood.
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Hypercreatininemia and prerenal azotemia are predictors of death in patients with unstable angina and LBBB within 14 days of the onset of the disease.
19) Although diuretics are effective treatment, they may exacerbate prerenal azotemia.
In the majority of patients the renal failure is due to prerenal azotemia (reduced renal blood flow) and tubular necrosis.
It is also possible that vomiting caused a prerenal azotemia, leading to the development of the sufficient renal dysfunction to precipitate the metformin-induced lactic acidosis.
Traditional NSAIDs possess dose-limiting toxicities, mainly, the risk for gastrointestinal ulceration and increased bleeding times, with other toxicities, such as prerenal azotemia, occurring at all dose ranges (Bjorkman, 1998; Cryer & Kimmey, 1998; Tolman).