hypoglycemia

noun

hy·​po·​gly·​ce·​mia ˌhī-pō-glī-ˈsē-mē-ə How to pronounce hypoglycemia (audio)
: abnormal decrease of sugar in the blood
hypoglycemic adjective or noun

Examples of hypoglycemia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One 2019 study suggests metabolic disorders like hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) during pregnancy may be a contributing factor to a child having autism.11 High blood sugar or hyperglycemia after birth may also play a role, according to the same study. Michelle Pugle Updated, Verywell Health, 12 July 2024 Reactive Hypoglycemia Reactive hypoglycemia causes low blood sugar two to five hours after eating. Barbie Cervoni, Health, 2 Apr. 2024 Low Blood Sugar Too much insulin can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Amanda MacMillan, Health, 9 Mar. 2024 It is geared toward people who are 18 years and older who are not on insulin and who do not have problematic hypoglycemia. Natallie Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for hypoglycemia 

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from French hypoglycémie, from hypo- hypo- + glycémie glycemia

First Known Use

circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypoglycemia was circa 1894

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Cite this Entry

“Hypoglycemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypoglycemia. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

hypoglycemia

noun
hy·​po·​gly·​ce·​mia ˌhī-pō-glī-ˈsē-mē-ə How to pronounce hypoglycemia (audio)
: abnormal decrease of sugar in the blood
hypoglycemic adjective or noun

Medical Definition

hypoglycemia

noun
hy·​po·​gly·​ce·​mia
variants or chiefly British hypoglycaemia
: abnormal decrease of sugar in the blood

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