Definitions for "Hypercalcemia"
Keywords:  calcium, thirst, myeloma, kal, appetite
an excessive amount of calcium in the blood.
unusually high levels of calcium in the blood as seen in rodenticide poisoning by agents containing Vitamin D versus warfarin.
A higher-than-normal level of calcium in the blood. This condition can cause a number of symptoms, including loss of appetite, nausea, thirst, fatigue, muscle weakness, restlessness, and confusion. Common in myeloma patients and usually resulting from bone destruction with release of calcium into the blood stream. Often associated with reduced kidney function since calcium can be toxic to the kidneys. For this reason, hypercalcemia is usually treated on an emergency basis using IV fluids combined with drugs to reduce bone destruction along with direct treatment for the myeloma.