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glossary:hyperglycemia [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +A high [[blood sugar]]. An elevated level specifically of the sugar glucose in the blood. ​
 +Hyperglycemia is often found in [[diabetes]] mellitus. It occurs when the body does not have enough [[insulin]] or cannot use the insulin it has to turn glucose into energy. Hyperglycemia may also occur in Cushing'​s syndrome and other conditions. ​
 +The signs of hyperglycemia are polydipsia (a great thirst), polyuria (a need to urinate often), and a dry mouth. ​
 +The term "​hyperglycemia"​ comes from the Greek "​hyper-"​ = high, over, beyond, above + "​glykys"​ = sweet + "​haima"​ = blood. High sweetness (sugar) in the blood. ​
 +Common Misspellings:​ hyperglycaemia ​
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