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Definition of Hyper-

Hyper-: Prefix meaning high, beyond, excessive, or above normal, as in hyperglycemia (high sugar in the blood) and hypercalcemia (high calcium in the blood). The opposite of hyper- is hypo-.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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