The presence of ammonia or some of its compounds in the blood, thought to be formed from the decomposition of urea; it usually results in subnormal temperature, weak pulse, gastroenteric symptoms, and coma.

Synonyms: hyperammonaemia.

Origin: ammonia + G. Haima, blood

American spelling: ammonemia

(05 Mar 2000)

ammelide aminohydrolase, ammeter, ammite, ammodyte, Ammon < Prev | Next > Ammon, Friedrich von, ammonia

Bookmark with: icon icon icon icon iconword visualiser Go and visit our forums Community Forums