hy·​per·​gly·​ce·​mia | \ ˌhī-pər-glī-ˈsē-mē-ə How to pronounce hyperglycemia (audio) \

Definition of hyperglycemia

: excess of sugar in the blood

Other Words from hyperglycemia

hyperglycemic \ ˌhī-​pər-​glī-​ˈsē-​mik How to pronounce hyperglycemia (audio) \ adjective

Examples of hyperglycemia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In one promising model, hospitals in Canada have recently launched a surgical prehabilitation program and toolkit that helps surgeons and their patients work on hypertension, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia and cardiovascular health. Ashley Andreou, Scientific American, 26 May 2022 It has long been known that with severe illness or infection, a stress response in the body can lead to high blood glucose, called hyperglycemia. Carolyn Barber, Scientific American, 15 Apr. 2022 One study found that coconut water had multiple beneficial effects in diabetic rats for preventing hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels) and oxidative stress. Serena Coady, Glamour, 23 June 2021 May promote glycemic control: A review of both human and animal studies suggests that Nigella sativa may modulate hyperglycemia and improve glycemic status. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Cdn, Nasm-cpt, Good Housekeeping, 12 June 2021 This high level of glucose, termed hyperglycemia, is the hallmark of diabetes. Dr. Natalie S. Rosen, ABC News, 10 June 2021 The latter drug, however, raises insulin resistance and may therefore make hyperglycemia even worse. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, 24 Feb. 2021 Doctors have known for decades that any severe health event—pneumonia, heart attack, stroke, trauma—can cause blood glucose levels to spike, a condition called hyperglycemia that is a signature of diabetes. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, 24 Feb. 2021 But when taken for a longer period of time, the side effects can be severe and may include glaucoma, high blood pressure, and hyperglycemia that can exacerbate existing diabetes, the WHO says. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 5 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of hyperglycemia

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hyperglycemia

borrowed from French hyperglycémie, from hyper- hyper- + glycémie glycemia

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The first known use of hyperglycemia was in 1894

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18 Jul 2022

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More Definitions for hyperglycemia


variants: or chiefly British hyperglycaemia \ ˌhī-​pər-​glī-​ˈsē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce hyperglycemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperglycemia

: an excess of sugar in the blood

Other Words from hyperglycemia

hyperglycemic or chiefly British hyperglycaemic \ -​mik How to pronounce hyperglycemia (audio) \ adjective

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