What is uremia?

Uremia is an illness associated with the buildup of urea in the blood when kidneys are not working effectively. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness, and mental confusion. Urea is a waste product found in the blood that results from the normal breakdown of protein in the liver. It is normally removed from the blood by the kidneys and leaves the body in the urine.

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