Definition of Hyperglycemia

1. Noun. Abnormally high blood sugar usually associated with diabetes.

Exact synonyms: Hyperglycaemia
Generic synonyms: Symptom
Antonyms: Hypoglycemia



Definition of Hyperglycemia

1. Noun. (medicine) An unusually high concentration of sugar in the blood ¹

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Definition of Hyperglycemia

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Medical Definition of Hyperglycemia

1. Too high a level of glucose (sugar) in the blood, a sign that diabetes is out of control. It occurs when the body does not have enough insulin or cannot use the insulin it does have to turn glucose into energy. Hyperglycaemia may be seen in diabetes mellitus, Cushing's disease and Cushing's syndrome. Signs of hyperglycaemia are a great thirst, a dry mouth, and a need to urinate often. For people with insulin-dependent diabetes, hyperglycaemia may lead to diabetic ketoacidosis. Origin: Gr. Glykys = sweet, haima = blood (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyperglycemia

hypergeometry
hypergeusia
hypergia
hypergiant
hypergiants
hypergic
hyperglandular
hyperglobulia
hyperglobulinaemia
hyperglobulinaemic purpura
hyperglobulinemic purpura
hyperglycaemia
hyperglycaemic
hyperglycaemic-glycogenolytic factor
hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar nonketotic coma
hyperglycemia (current term)
hyperglycemias
hyperglycemic
hyperglyceridemia
hyperglycinaemia
hyperglycinuria
hyperglycogenolysis
hyperglycorrhachia
hyperglycosaemia
hyperglycosuria
hyperglycæmia
hyperglycæmic
hyperglyoxylaemia
hypergnosis
hypergol

Literary usage of Hyperglycemia

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1. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1922)
"Jacob- sen in 1913, Williams and Humphrey, in 1916, showed that injection of considerable amounts of glucose is followed by temporary hyperglycemia. ..."

2. Pathological physiology of internal diseases by Albion Walter Hewlett (1916)
"hyperglycemia in Diabetes hyperglycemia, an increased concentration of blood sugar, is now recognized as a fundamental disturbance in diabetes. ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"hyperglycemia in Diabetes hyperglycemia, an increased concentration of blood sugar, is now recognized as a fundamental disturbance in diabetes. ..."

4. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"... diminishing the hyperglycemia, and rendering the kidneys less permeable to sugar; the permeability to chlorids is not affected. ..."

5. Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics by Herbert Swift Carter, Paul Edward Howe, Howard Harris Mason (1921)
"hyperglycemia.—Before proceeding to the discussion of diets in diabetes a word about hyperglycemia is in place, the various causes of which as given by ..."

6. Clinical Hematology: A Practical Guide to the Examination of the Blood with by John C. DaCosta (1901)
"The presence of sugar in excess of this figure, which may be termed hyperglycemia, is met with in diabetes ..."

7. Functional Pathology of Internal Diseases by Albion Walter Hewlett (1916)
"... may play an important part in inducing diabetes in dogs already predisposed to the disease by a partial pancreatectomy. hyperglycemia in Diabetes ..."

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