Share this entry
hyperglycaemia Line breaks: hyper|gly¦caemia
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpəɡlʌɪˈsiːmɪə/
(US hyperglycemia)

Definition of hyperglycaemia in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
An excess of glucose in the bloodstream, often associated with diabetes mellitus.
Example sentences
  • Three key features of diabetic acidosis are hyperglycemia, ketosis, and acidosis.
  • He suffered myocardial infarction in 1994 and has diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and impaired renal function.
  • Cardiovascular disease is substantially increased in diabetes, with hyperglycaemia an independent risk factor.


Example sentences
  • The initiating event in hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state is glucosuric diuresis.
  • The initial data collection demonstrated our institution has poor postoperative CABG hyperglycemic management.
  • The treatment of the hyperglycaemic Struldbrugg is not straightforward either.


Late 19th century: from hyper- 'above normal' + glyco- + -aemia.

Definition of hyperglycaemia in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources