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Definition of "hyperkalemia" [hyperkalemia]

  • An abnormally high concentration of potassium ions in the blood. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hyperkalemia" in a sentence
  • "Drospirenone can elevate the body's potassium levels, which can lead to a condition called hyperkalemia in certain patients."
  • "(TMP-SMX) - widely prescribed for urinary tract infections - are at increased risk of elevated potassium levels, called hyperkalemia, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the"
  • "RLY5016 is a high capacity non-absorbed oral potassium binder being developed for the chronic and acute management of hyperkalemia, which is most prevalent in patients that suffer from renal impairment, hypertension, diabetes and heart failure."