hypercalcemia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1925 an excess of calcium in the blood • hypercalcemic adjective

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  • hypercalcemia — /huy peuhr kal see mee euh/, n. Pathol. an abnormally large amount of calcium in the blood. Also, hypercalcaemia. [1920 25; < NL; see HYPER , CALC , EMIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypercalcemia — noun The presence of an unusually high concentration of calcium in the blood …   Wiktionary

  • Hypercalcemia — A higher than normal level of calcium in the blood. This can cause a number of nonspecific symptoms, including loss of appetite, nausea, thirst, fatigue, muscle weakness, restlessness, and confusion. Excessive intake of calcium may cause muscle… …   Medical dictionary

  • hypercalcemia — n. abnormally high level of calcium in the blood (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypercalcemia — hy·per·cal·ce·mia …   English syllables

  • hypercalcemia — hy•per•cal•ce•mi•a [[t]ˌhaɪ pər kælˈsi mi ə[/t]] n. pat an abnormally large amount of calcium in the blood • Etymology: 1920–25; hyper +calc + emia …   From formal English to slang

  • hypercalcemia — Abnormally high blood calcium …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • hypercalcemia — noun the presence of abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood; usually the result of excessive bone resorption in hyperparathyroidism or Paget s disease • Syn: ↑hypercalcaemia • Ant: ↑hypocalcemia • Hypernyms: ↑symptom * * * /huy peuhr kal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypercalcemia of malignancy — osteolytic hypercalcemia abnormal elevation of serum calcium associated with malignant tumors, resulting from osteolysis caused by bone metastases or by the action of circulating osteoclast activating factors released from tumor cells …   Medical dictionary

  • hypercalcemia syndrome — milk alkali s …   Medical dictionary

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