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Definition: 'Uremic Colitis'

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uremic colitis

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Definitions:
1. colitis characterized by hemorrhages in the mucosa, occurring in renal failure, possibly owing to the irritant effect of ammonia formed by breakdown of increased urea in the intestinal secretions.

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