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hypokalemia

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noun hy·po·ka·le·mia \ˌhī-pō-ˌkā-ˈlē-mē-ə\

Definition of hypokalemia

  1. :  a deficiency of potassium in the blood

hy·po·ka·le·mic play \-mik\ adjective


Origin of hypokalemia

New Latin, from hypo- + kalium potassium (from kali alkali, from Arabic qily saltwort) + -emia


First Known Use: 1949


Medical Dictionary

hypokalemia

noun hy·po·ka·le·mia

Medical Definition of hypokalemia

  1. :  a deficiency of potassium in the blood—called also hypopotassemia

  2. hy·po·ka·le·mic or chiefly British hy·po·ka·lae·mic \-ˈlē-mik\play adjective



Variants of hypokalemia

or chiefly British hy·po·ka·lae·mia \-kā-ˈlē-mē-ə\play


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