hy·​per·​cal·​ce·​mia | \ ˌhī-pər-ˌkal-ˈsē-mē-ə How to pronounce hypercalcemia (audio) \

Definition of hypercalcemia

: an excess of calcium in the blood

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Other Words from hypercalcemia

hypercalcemic \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˌkal-​ˈsē-​mik How to pronounce hypercalcemic (audio) \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web This means that, in severe cases, hypercalcemia can lead to coma and death. Korin Miller, SELF, "How Does Cancer Actually Kill Someone?," 15 Mar. 2019 Excess doses of vitamin D can cause a condition called hypercalcemia. Dr. Marty Becker And Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee.com, "The latest on allergies in dogs, cats," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of hypercalcemia

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypercalcemia

New Latin

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“Hypercalcemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypercalcemia. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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variants: or chiefly British hypercalcaemia \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˌkal-​ˈsē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce hypercalcaemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypercalcemia

: the presence of an excess of calcium in the blood

Other Words from hypercalcemia

hypercalcemic or chiefly British hypercalcaemic \ -​ˈsē-​mik How to pronounce hypercalcaemic (audio) \ adjective

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