hy·​per·​uri·​ce·​mia | \ ˌhī-pər-ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈsē-mē-ə How to pronounce hyperuricemia (audio) \

Definition of hyperuricemia

: excess uric acid in the blood

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Recent Examples on the Web The most common adverse reactions to the drug were upper respiratory infection, muscle spasms, hyperuricemia, back pain, abdominal pain or discomfort, bronchitis, pain in extremity, anemia and elevated liver enzymes. Jen Christensen, CNN, "FDA approves non-statin drug to treat high cholesterol," 21 Feb. 2020 When intake of these foods exceeds the body’s ability to eliminate their waste, uric acid accumulates in the bloodstream, a condition known as hyperuricemia. Lisa Sanders, M.d., New York Times, "Why Had This Man’s Arthritis Become Unbearable Overnight?," 31 Aug. 2017 Reducing the hyperuricemia reduces the risk of another attack of gout. Lisa Sanders, M.d., New York Times, "Why Had This Man’s Arthritis Become Unbearable Overnight?," 31 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of hyperuricemia

circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hyperuricemia

New Latin

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“Hyperuricemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperuricemia. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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

Medical Definition of hyperuricemia

: excess uric acid in the blood (as in gout)

called also uricacidemia, uricemia

Other Words from hyperuricemia

hyperuricemic or chiefly British hyperuricaemic \ -​ˈsē-​mik How to pronounce hyperuricaemic (audio) \ adjective

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