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

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

Examples of hypoglycemia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the tumor starts to produce lots of it, patients will present with fainting or symptoms of hypoglycemia. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "Aretha Franklin's Detroit-based doctor talks about the cancer that took her life," 16 Aug. 2019 INDICATIONS Eli Lilly snags marketing approval for hypoglycemia drug. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "A $43 Billion Biotech Now Has a Female CEO: Brainstorm Health," 25 July 2019 Firshein begins by looking for underlying causes of fatigue or the ability to focus, such as hormone imbalance or conditions such as hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, chronic fatigue syndrome, or Lyme disease. Vogue, "How I Learned to Find Focus Without Caffeine or an Adderall Prescription," 15 July 2019 According to the department’s manual, the general population menu is appropriate for people with diabetes, hypoglycemia or a metabolic syndrome. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Women incarcerated in Perryville prison use website to share their stories," 29 June 2019 The state health department has blamed hypoglycemia -- low blood sugar -- for the children's deaths but said that lychee fruit, which is widely grown in the region, also plays a role. Swati Gupta, CNN, "Brain disease linked to lychee toxins kills 47 children in India," 13 June 2019 Going too long without eating can provoke hypoglycemia, which is when your blood sugar drops too low. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "8 Reasons You're Waking Up Mid-Sleep, and How to Fix Them," 11 Aug. 2018 O’Connell believes this is the range where a person with diabetes can exercise without experiencing dangerous spikes or drops in blood sugar, called hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, "New Haven's FitScript Partners With American Diabetes Association," 28 June 2018 Patients who are prone to hypoglycemia can benefit from this slightly less restrictive goal, such as patients over the age of 80, for whom low blood sugar is often less recognized and underreported. Erik Polan, Do, Philly.com, "Q&A: What do I need to know about the new diabetes recommendations?," 13 Mar. 2018

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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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Time Traveler for hypoglycemia

The first known use of hypoglycemia was circa 1894

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

Medical Definition of hypoglycemia

: abnormal decrease of sugar in the blood

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