Medical Definition of Hyperosmolar nonketotic coma

1. A complication seen in diabetes mellitus in which very marked hyperglycaemia occurs (such as levels over 800 mg/dL) causing osmotic shifts in water in brain cells and resulting in coma. It can be fatal or lead to permanent neurologic damage. Ketoacidosis does not occur in these cases. Synonym: nonketotic hyperglycaemia. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Coma

hyperorchidism
hyperorexia
hyperorganic
hyperornithinaemia
hyperornithinaemia-hyperammonaemia-hypercitrullinuria syndrome
hyperorthocytosis
hyperorthodoxy
hyperosmia
hyperosmic
hyperosmolality
hyperosmolar
hyperosmolar coma
hyperosmolar comas
hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketoic coma
hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketoic comas
hyperosmolar nonketotic coma (current term)
hyperosmolarity
hyperosmotic
hyperosphresia
hyperosteoidosis
hyperostoses
hyperostosis
hyperostosis corticalis deformans
hyperostosis frontalis interna
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hyperostotic spondylosis
hyperotreta
hyperovulation
hyperoxaluria

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