Definition of Azotemia

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Azotemia: A higher-than-normal blood level of urea or other nitrogen-containing compounds. The hallmark test for azotemia is the serum blood urea nitrogen (BUN) level. Azotemia is usually caused by the inability of the kidneys to excrete these compounds.


The only purpose of the kidneys is to filter blood. See Answer

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