hypokalemia


hy·po·ka·le·mia

noun \ˌhī-pō-ˌkā-ˈlē-mē-ə\

Definition of HYPOKALEMIA

:  a deficiency of potassium in the blood
hy·po·ka·le·mic \-mik\ adjective

Origin of HYPOKALEMIA

New Latin, from hypo- + kalium potassium (from kali alkali, from Arabic qily saltwort) + -emia
First Known Use: 1949

hy·po·ka·le·mia

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYPOKALEMIA

: a deficiency of potassium in the blood—called also hypopotassemia
hy·po·ka·le·mic or chiefly British hy·po·ka·lae·mic \-ˈlē-mik\ adjective

Variants of HYPOKALEMIA

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

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