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An abnormally high concentration of potassium ions in the blood.

[hyper- + New Latin kalium, potassium; see hypokalemia + -emia.]


(ˌhaɪ pər kəˈli mi ə)

an abnormally high concentration of potassium in the blood.
[1945–50; hyper- + New Latin kal(ium) potassium (see alkali, -ium2) + -emia]
hy`per•ka•le′mic, adj.
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Noun1.hyperkalemia - higher than normal levels of potassium in the circulating blood; associated with kidney failure or sometimes with the use of diuretic drugs
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
hypokalemia - abnormally low level of potassium in the circulating blood leading to weakness and heart abnormalities; associated with adrenal tumors or starvation or taking diuretics


n. hipercalemia, hiperpotasemia, aumento excesivo de potasio en la sangre.
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