hyperviscosity

noun hy·per·vis·cos·i·ty \ ˌhī-pər-vi-ˈskä-sə-tē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

hyperviscous

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

First Known Use of hyperviscosity

1921


Medical Dictionary

hyperviscosity

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

medical Definition of hyperviscosity

plural hyperviscosities
: 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 Medicine3 Feb. 2000

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