noun Pathology.

an abnormally high concentration of potassium in the blood.

Nearby words

  1. hyperinsulinism,
  2. hyperinvolution,
  3. hyperion,
  4. hyperirritability,
  5. hyperisotonic,
  6. hyperkalemic periodic paralysis,
  7. hyperkeratosis,
  8. hyperkeratosis lenticularis perstans,
  9. hyperketonemia,
  10. hyperketonuria

Origin of hyperkalemia

1945–50; hyper- + New Latin kal(ium) potassium (see alkali, -ium) + -emia

Related formshy·per·ka·le·mic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for hyperkalemia




An abnormally high concentration of potassium ions in the blood.hyperpotassemia

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