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Hyperglycemia

Synonym(s)

  • elevated blood sugar
  • elevated glucose
  • high blood glucose
  • high blood sugar
  • high blood sugar level
  • hyperglycaemia
  • hyperglycaemia, unspecified
  • hyperglycemia (disorder)

Definition(s)

A disorder characterized by laboratory test results that indicate an elevation in the concentration of blood sugar. It is usually an indication of diabetes mellitus or glucose intolerance.

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A high level of blood sugar. It is usually an indication of diabetes mellitus.

Definition from: NCI via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Abnormally high blood glucose level.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Higher than normal amount of glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood. Hyperglycemia can be a sign of diabetes or other conditions.

Definition from: NCI via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 28, 2014