hyperkalemia

[ hahy-per-kuh-lee-mee-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pər kəˈli mi ə /

noun Pathology.

an abnormally high concentration of potassium in the blood.

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Origin of hyperkalemia

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

OTHER WORDS FROM hyperkalemia

hy·per·ka·le·mic, adjective
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Medical definitions for hyperkalemia

hyperkalemia
[ hī′pər-kā-lēmē-ə ]

n.

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