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Hyperkalemia

Synonym(s)

  • hyperpotassemia
  • potassium overload

Definition(s)

Hyperkalemia; higher than normal levels of potassium in the circulating blood; associated with kidney failure or sometimes with the use of diuretic drugs.

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

The presence of an abnormally high concentration of potassium in the blood -- called also hyperpotassemia.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 14, 2014