hyperosmolar (hyperglycemic) nonketotic coma

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hy·per·os·mo·lar (hy·per·gly·cem·ic) non·ke·tot·ic co·ma

a complication seen in diabetes mellitus (q.v.) in which very marked hyperglycemia occurs (such as levels exceeding 800 mg/dL), causing osmotic shifts in water in brain cells, and resulting in coma. It can be fatal or lead to permanent neurologic damage. Ketoacidosis does not occur in these cases.

hy·per·os·mo·lar (hy·per·gly·cem·ic) non·ke·tot·ic co·ma

(hī'pĕr-oz-mō'lăr hī'per-glī-sē'mik non'kē-tot'ik kō'mă)
A complication seen in diabetes mellitus in which marked hyperglycemia occurs (e.g., levels exceeding 800 mg/dL), causing osmotic shifts in water in brain cells and resulting in coma; can be fatal or lead to permanent neurologic damage; ketoacidosis does not occur.

hy·per·os·mo·lar (hy·per·gly·cem·ic) non·ke·tot·ic co·ma

(hī'pĕr-oz-mō'lăr hī'per-glī-sē'mik non'kē-tot'ik kō'mă)
Complication seen in diabetes mellitus (q.v.) in which very marked hyperglycemia occurs; can be fatal or lead to permanent neurologic damage.
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