hy·​po·​gly·​ce·​mia | \ ˌhī-pō-glī-ˈsē-mē-ə How to pronounce hypoglycemia (audio) \

Definition of hypoglycemia

: abnormal decrease of sugar in the blood

Other Words from hypoglycemia

hypoglycemic \ ˌhī-​pō-​glī-​ˈsē-​mik How to pronounce hypoglycemia (audio) \ adjective or noun

Examples of hypoglycemia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, there are some glimmers of the CGM’s potential: for dialing in the fueling on long rides, for figuring out how to avoid rebound hypoglycemia, and for seeing the way my body reacts to stress. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 6 Jan. 2022 Diabetes—especially with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)—is one example of a disease that can have the effect, according to Dr. Lewis. Cat Lafuente, Health.com, 18 Nov. 2021 The committee noted there are small differences in clinical outcomes, but long-acting analog insulin causes fewer incidents of hypoglycemia, or low levels of sugar in the blood, than human insulin. Ed Silverman, STAT, 5 Oct. 2021 If untreated, this hypoglycemia can be life-threatening, according to the FDA. Nayeli Lomeli, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2021 The city councilman, who suffers from hypoglycemia, had to be rushed to the hospital for low blood sugar in the middle of a board meeting this January. Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2021 The rapid release of insulin leads to a low blood sugar level, known as hypoglycemia, which occurs within 10 to 60 minutes of consumption. Nayeli Lomeli, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2021 Sometimes, your urine or blood may be tested to confirm there isn't an underlying condition like hypoglycemia or hormonal imbalances. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 6 Sep. 2021 Harbaugh indicated that the incident was not related to hypoglycemia; Andrews has Type 1 diabetes and monitors his blood sugar during practices and games. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, 19 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of hypoglycemia

circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypoglycemia

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

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The first known use of hypoglycemia was circa 1894

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hypoglossal nerve



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11 Jan 2022

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“Hypoglycemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypoglycemia. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for hypoglycemia


variants: or chiefly British hypoglycaemia \ ˌhī-​pō-​glī-​ˈsē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce hypoglycemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypoglycemia

: abnormal decrease of sugar in the blood

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