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Definition of Hyperphosphatemia

Hyperphosphatemia: An elevated level of phosphate in the blood. Higher-than-normal levels can be caused by ingestion of phosphate-rich foods, such as dairy products, or by kidney failure.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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