Definition of hypoglycaemia in English:

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hypoglycaemia

Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpəʊɡlʌɪˈsiːmɪə/
(US hypoglycemia)

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream.
Example sentences
  • Patients with diabetes experiencing nocturnal hypoglycemia may have night sweats without other hypoglycemic symptoms.
  • The glucose level should be determined to rule out hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia and to help diagnose occult diabetes.
  • The patient may have obvious associated illness with fever, dehydration, hypoglycemia, anemia, or evidence of thyrotoxicosis.

Derivatives

hypoglycaemic

adjective
Example sentences
  • Diabetic autonomic neuropathy may lead to hypoglycemic unawareness and increased pupillary latency.
  • Patients with diabetes experiencing nocturnal hypoglycemia may have night sweats without other hypoglycemic symptoms.
  • The treatment of diabetes (e.g. oral hypoglycemic agents) may result in hepatic damage.

Origin

Late 19th century: from hypo- 'below' + glyco- + -aemia.

Words that rhyme with hypoglycaemia

academia, anaemia (US anemia), Bohemia, Euphemia, leukaemia (US leukemia), septicaemia (US septicemia), uraemia

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: hypo|gly¦caemia

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