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Definition of Hypervolemia

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Hypervolemia: An abnormal increase in blood volume or, strictly speaking, an abnormal increase in the volume of blood plasma. From hyper- + volume + emia (blood).

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Reviewed on 12/21/2018

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