Definition. A condition of the sweat in which some of the constituents of the urine, chiefly urea, are present in excess.
Symptoms. Normally, a small amount of urea is secreted with the sweat. Under certain abnormal conditions of secretion it may become abundant enough, together with other urinary salts, to leave a deposit in the form of minute white crystals upon the skin after evaporation of the fluid part of the sweat; and, by decomposition, yield a more or less pronounced odor of urine. Such instances may occur in a person of apparent health; most cases result from diseases of the kidney, causing uremia; or from some profound states of the system, like the collapse in cholera and the sweating in articulomortis, when all equilibrium between secretions may be suspended.
Prognosis and Treatment. The most effective treatment is based upon the underlying disease and the prognosis naturally depends upon the same influences. Eryng. aquat. or Nit. acid have been used to advantage.