hyperglycemia

noun hy·per·gly·ce·mia \ ˌhī-pər-glī-ˈsē-mē-ə \

Definition of hyperglycemia

:excess of sugar in the blood

hyperglycemic

play \ˌhī-pər-glī-ˈsē-mik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of hyperglycemia

New Latin


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hyperglycemia

noun hy·per·gly·ce·mia
variants: or chiefly British hyperglycaemia play \ˌhī-pər-glī-ˈsē-mē-ə\

medical Definition of hyperglycemia

:an excess of sugar in the blood

hyperglycemic

or chiefly British hyperglycaemic play \-mik\ adjective

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