hypercalcemia hypercalcemia

Definition(s):

  • (n) the presence of abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood; usually the result of excessive bone resorption in hyperparathyroidism or Paget's disease

Usage(s):

  • When the children were on the verge of dying from hypercalcemia.

News

  • Maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in the kidney

    In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Regine Chambrey and colleagues at INSERM used a mouse model of dRTA to demonstrate that genetic loss of a proton pump in beta-intercalated cells results in increased levels of prostaglandin E2 in urine, which promotes hypokalemia and hypercalcemia.
    on September 24, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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