Enlargement or overgrowth of an organ or part of the body due to the increased size of the constituent cells.
- Hypertrophy, benign prostatic
Benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Abnormally elevated blood level of uric acid. Uric acid is a breakdown product of purines that are part of many foods we eat. While hyperuricemia may indicate an increased risk of gout , the relationship between hyperuricemia and gout is unclear. Many patients with hyperuricemia do not develop gout, while some patients with repeated gout […]
An abnormal increase in blood volume or, strictly speaking, an abnormal increase in the volume of blood plasma. From hyper- + volume + emia (blood).
Overbreathing. Hyperventilation causes dizziness, lightheadedness, a sense of unsteadiness, and tingling around the mouth and fingertips. Hyperventilation can be severe enough to mimic the early warning symptoms of a heart attack, and is therefore a common cause of emergency room visits in the US. Hyperventilation is common and normal after aerobic exercise. Hyperventilation can be […]
Pertaining to hypervolemia, an abnormal increase in blood volume. For example, hypervolemic hyponatremia refers to the lowering of the blood sodium level due to hypervolemia, expansion of the blood volume.