An increased elimination of urea in the urine.

Origin: azo-(azote) + G. Ouron, urine

Azoturia of horses, an afebrile disease of horses, characterised by massive muscle degeneration, a rapidly developing paralysis of the hind legs, and myoglobinuria; onset is sudden, usually appearing shortly after the horse has returned to work after a few days' rest.

Synonyms: black water, haemoglobinaemia paralytica, Monday morning sickness, paralytic myoglobinuria.

(05 Mar 2000)

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