Definition of hyperglycemia in English:


(British hyperglycaemia)

Pronunciation /ˌhīpərɡlīˈsēmēə/ /ˌhaɪpərɡlaɪˈsimiə/

Translate hyperglycemia into Spanish


  • An excess of glucose in the bloodstream, often associated with diabetes mellitus.

    ‘Three key features of diabetic acidosis are hyperglycemia, ketosis, and acidosis.’
    • ‘He suffered myocardial infarction in 1994 and has diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and impaired renal function.’
    • ‘Cardiovascular disease is substantially increased in diabetes, with hyperglycaemia an independent risk factor.’
    • ‘Administration of epinephrine may cause severe hypertension and may cause hyperglycemia in diabetics.’
    • ‘The glucose level should be determined to rule out hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia and to help diagnose occult diabetes.’


Late 19th century from hyper-‘above normal’ + glyco-+ -emia.