hy·​per·​uri·​ce·​mia ˌhī-pər-ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈsē-mē-ə How to pronounce hyperuricemia (audio)
: excess uric acid in the blood

Example Sentences

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, 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, 31 Aug. 2017 Reducing the hyperuricemia reduces the risk of another attack of gout. Lisa Sanders, M.d., New York Times, 31 Aug. 2017

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperuricemia was circa 1894

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“Hyperuricemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperuricemia. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition


variants or chiefly British hyperuricaemia
: excess uric acid in the blood (as in gout)

called also uricacidemia, uricemia

hyperuricemic adjective
or chiefly British hyperuricaemic
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