Medical Definition of Hypervolemic

  • 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.

Hypervolemic: 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.

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Reviewed on 12/21/2018

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