hyperglycemic-hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome

hyperglycemic-hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome

[-glīsē′mik]
Etymology: Gk, hyper + glykys + hyper + osmos, impulse; L, non, not, (ketone); Gk, deep sleep
a diabetic syndrome caused by hyperosmolarity of extracellular fluid and resulting in severe osmotic diuresis causing dehydration. HHS is often a consequence of dehydration, stress, or diabetogenic medication given to an elderly person with undiagnosed or diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Also called hyperglycemic-hyperosmolar syndrome (HHS).
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