Definition of hyperglycaemia in English:

hyperglycaemia

(US hyperglycemia)

noun

mass nounMedicine
  • An excess of glucose in the bloodstream, often associated with diabetes mellitus.

    • ‘He suffered myocardial infarction in 1994 and has diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and impaired renal function.’
    • ‘Administration of epinephrine may cause severe hypertension and may cause hyperglycemia in diabetics.’
    • ‘The glucose level should be determined to rule out hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia and to help diagnose occult diabetes.’
    • ‘Three key features of diabetic acidosis are hyperglycemia, ketosis, and acidosis.’
    • ‘Cardiovascular disease is substantially increased in diabetes, with hyperglycaemia an independent risk factor.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from hyper- ‘above normal’ + glyco- + -aemia.

Pronunciation

hyperglycaemia

/ˌhʌɪpəɡlʌɪˈsiːmɪə/