Definition of hyperglycemia in English:

hyperglycemia

(British hyperglycaemia)

noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He suffered myocardial infarction in 1994 and has diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and impaired renal function.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

hyperglycemia

/ˌhaɪpərɡlaɪˈsimiə//ˌhīpərɡlīˈsēmēə/