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hyperglycemia Syllabification: hy·per·gly·ce·mi·a
Pronunciation: /ˌhīpərɡlīˈsēmēə/
(British hyperglycaemia)

Definition of hyperglycemia in English:


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.


Pronunciation: /-ˈsēmik/
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- + -emia.

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