hyperosmolarity

noun

hy·​per·​os·​mo·​lar·​i·​ty -ˈlar-ət-ē How to pronounce hyperosmolarity (audio)
plural hyperosmolarities
: the condition especially of a bodily fluid of having abnormally high osmolarity
hyperosmolarity occurs in dehydration, uremia, and hyperglycemia with or without ketoacidosisR. W. P. Cutler
hyperosmolar adjective

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“Hyperosmolarity.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hyperosmolarity. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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