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glycemia Syllabification: gly·ce·mi·a
Pronunciation: /ˌɡlīˈsēmēə/
(British glycaemia)

Definition of glycemia in English:


The presence of glucose in the blood.
Example sentences
  • There are recommendations about the target levels for glycaemia, blood pressure, and lipids in the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes.
  • Also, the effects of glycaemia and albuminuria, as well as of high density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, and electrocardiographic findings, could be taken into account, providing a more valid risk table.
  • Firstly, the relation between glycaemia and incidence of diabetes is non-linear, with the risk threshold coinciding with the onset of pre-diabetes.


Pronunciation: /ˌɡlīˈsēmic/
Example sentences
  • Minimally invasive treatment can be adopted in less severe cases with strict glycaemic control, intravenous antibiotics, and percutaneous drainage.
  • Weight loss, therefore, of at least 5-10% would be a logical goal, alongside standard glycaemic and cardiovascular targets, for many overweight people with diabetes.
  • The average dietary glycaemic load was calculated for each participant, and non-dietary factors were assessed, including smoking, amount and type of exercise, and body mass index.


Early 20th century: from glyco- + -emia.

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