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hyperglycemia

or hyperglycaemia

[hahy-per-glahy-see-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pər glaɪˈsi mi ə/
noun, Pathology.
1.
an abnormally high level of glucose in the blood.
Origin of hyperglycemia
1890-1895
From New Latin, dating back to 1890-95; See origin at hyper-, glycemia
Related forms
hyperglycemic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for hyperglycemia
n.

1875, Latinized form of Greek elements hyper- "over" (see hyper-) + glykys "sweet" (see glucose) + haima "blood" (see -emia).

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hyperglycemia in Medicine

hyperglycemia hy·per·gly·ce·mi·a (hī'pər-glī-sē'mē-ə)
n.
The presence of an abnormally high concentration of glucose in the blood.


hy'per·gly·ce'mic (-mĭk) adj.
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