hyperuricaemiamedical dictionary

<biochemistry> Elevated uric acid level in the bloodstream. Can be seen in association with chemotherapy. Hyperuricaemia is considered a risk factor for the development or gout and may lead to renal disease. Also called uric acidaemia and previously known as lithaemia.

Origin: Gr. Haima = blood

American spelling: hyperuricemia

(29 Sep 1997)