hyperviscosity

noun
hy·per·vis·cos·i·ty | \ ˌhī-pər-vi-ˈskä-sə-tē \

Definition of hyperviscosity 

: excessive viscosity or thickness especially : an abnormal increase in the viscosity of blood The patient had no symptoms suggestive of hyperviscosity, including visual changes, vertigo, ataxia, and changes in mental status. —Alexander Turchin et al.

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hyperviscous \ˌhī-pər-ˈvi-skəs \ adjective
hyperviscous fluids

First Known Use of hyperviscosity

1921, in the meaning defined above

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hyperviscosity

noun
hy·per·vis·cos·i·ty | \ -vis-ˈkäs-ət-ē \
plural hyperviscosities

Medical Definition of hyperviscosity 

: excessive viscosity or thickness (as of the blood) As erythrocytosis due to arterial desaturation develops … symptoms of hyperviscosity (visual disturbances, fatigue, headache, dizziness, and paresthesias) may appear. —M. Elizabeth Brickner et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 3 Feb. 2000

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