noun. higher than normal levels of potassium in the circulating blood; associated with kidney failure or sometimes with the use of diuretic drugs.
Example sentences of the word hyperkalemia
1. Noun, singular or mass
A high level of potassium in the blood is a condition also known as hyperkalemia.
2. Verb, base form
Talk to your doctor to see if any medications you’re taking can lead to hyperkalemia.
3. Verb, past participle
A small percentage of people have hyperkalemia, a blood potassium level higher than 5.0 milliequivalents per liter of blood that is caused by the kidneys' inability to excrete potassium, according to The Merck Manual.