Definition of hypovolemia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhīpōvəˈlēmēə/
(British hypovolaemia)


A decreased volume of circulating blood in the body.
Example sentences
  • Possible side effects include hypovolemia, orthostatic hypotension, and urinary loss of potassium and magnesium.
  • If the patient shows evidence of symptomatic hypovolemia, blood should be sent for type and cross.
  • Thirst is also stimulated by hypotension and hypovolemia.



Pronunciation: /-ˈlēmik/
Example sentences
  • This issue is of minor importance in most instances of either pure hemorrhagic or hypovolemic shock.
  • Less commonly, ectopic pregnancy presents with pain radiating to the shoulder, vaginal bleeding, syncope and/or hypovolemic shock.
  • The benefits are prevention of recurrent splenic sequestration crises and reduction of the risk of hypovolemic shock and morbidity.


Early 20th century: from hypo- 'under' + volume + Greek haima 'blood'.

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Syllabification: hy·po·vo·le·mi·a

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