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hypoglycemia

Syllabification: hy·po·gly·ce·mi·a
Pronunciation: /ˌhīpōɡlīˈsēmēə
 
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(British hypoglycaemia)

Definition of hypoglycemia in English:

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.

Origin

late 19th century: from hypo- 'below' + glyco- + -emia.

Derivatives

hypoglycemic

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Pronunciation: /-ˈsēmik/
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.

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