hypocalcemia

noun hy·po·cal·ce·mia \ ˌhī-pō-ˌkal-ˈsē-mē-ə \

Definition of hypocalcemia

:a deficiency of calcium in the blood

hypocalcemic

play \ˌhī-pō-ˌkal-ˈsē-mik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of hypocalcemia

New Latin


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hypocalcemia

noun hy·po·cal·ce·mia
variants: or chiefly British hypocalcaemia play \ˌhī-pō-ˌkal-ˈsē-mē-ə\

medical Definition of hypocalcemia

:a deficiency of calcium in the blood

hypocalcemic

or chiefly British hypocalcaemic play \-mik\ adjective

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