hypercalcaemia


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hy·per·cal·ce·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-kal-sē'mē-ă)
An abnormally high concentration of calcium compounds in the circulating blood; commonly used to indicate an elevated concentration of calcium ions in the blood.
Synonym(s): calcemia, hypercalcaemia.

hypercalcaemia

An excess of calcium in the blood. This may be due to excessive intake of calcium in the diet, prolonged immobilization, over-production of PARATHYROID hormone causing undue release of calcium from bones, malignant disease of bone and various non-bony cancers that produce a parathyroid hormone-like polypeptide.

hypercalcaemia

having excessive levels of calcium in the plasma.

hy·per·cal·ce·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-kal-sē'mē-ă)
Abnormally high concentration of calcium compounds in circulating blood; commonly used to indicate an elevated concentration of calcium ions in the blood.
Synonym(s): hypercalcaemia.
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