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What does uremic poisoning mean?

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Dr. Keith Thomae
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Uremic = BUN: Toxic effects of "BUN": blood uremic nitrogen levels Caused by kidney setbacks/ failure.
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Uremia: Uremia refers to buildup of products of metabolism with regard to the Urea Cycle, a process that allows us to excrete nitrogenous waste from our kidneys. Perturbations in renal function leads to buildup of these products associated with acid base and electrolyte issues that are also related to kidney function. Uremia is treated with dialysis to remove the toxins, can cause seizures, cardiac arrest

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