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Noun: hyperkalemia  ,hI-pu(r)-ku'lee-mee-u
  1. Higher than normal levels of potassium in the circulating blood; associated with kidney failure or sometimes with the use of diuretic drugs

Derived forms: hyperkalemias

Type of: symptom

Antonym: hypokalemia [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Hyperkalemia