Hypercalcaemia

Hypercalcaemia

(Science: biochemistry) a medical condition in which abnormally high concentrations of calcium compounds are found in the bloodstream.

normal blood calcium is in the range of 8.5 to 10.5 mg/dl.

elevations may be seen in hyperparathyroidism, multiple myeloma, excessive vitamin d intake, as a drug side effect (thiazide diuretics) and in association with some cancers (particularly those spread to bone).

Compare: hypocalcaemia.

Origin: gr. Haima = blood

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Hypercalcaemia&oldid=30917"
First | Previous (Hyperboloids) | Next (Hypercarnivore) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.