noun. the presence of abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood; usually the result of excessive bone resorption in hyperparathyroidism or Paget's disease.
Example sentences of the word hypercalcemia
1. Noun, singular or mass
Depending on what is causing your hypercalcemia, it may manifest in different ways.
2. Verb, past participle
But how do you know if you have hypercalcemia, or excess levels of calcium in your blood?
Taking large doses of vitamin D supplements can cause toxicity, called hypervitaminosis D. The main effect of this is hypercalcemia -- high calcium levels.
4. Verb, base form
Long periods of inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle can contribute to hypercalcemia, since this increases the likelihood that the calcium you eat will not disperse in your body the way it should.