Medical Dictionary

hyperkalemia

noun hy·per·ka·le·mia
variants: or chiefly British

hyperkalaemia

\ˌhī-pər-kā-ˈlē-mē-ə\play

Medical Definition of hyperkalemia

  1. :  the presence of an abnormally high concentration of potassium in the blood—called also hyperpotassemia

hyperkalemic

or chiefly British

hyperkalaemic

\-ˈlē-mik\play adjective

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