hyperkalemia

noun
hy·​per·​ka·​le·​mia
variants: or chiefly British hyperkalaemia \ ˌhī-​pər-​kā-​ˈlē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce hyperkalemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperkalemia

: the presence of an abnormally high concentration of potassium in the blood

called also hyperpotassemia

Other Words from hyperkalemia

hyperkalemic or chiefly British hyperkalaemic \ -​ˈlē-​mik How to pronounce hyperkalemia (audio) \ adjective

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“Hyperkalemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hyperkalemia. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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