hypoglycemia

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noun hy·po·gly·ce·mia \ˌhī-pō-glī-ˈsē-mē-ə\

Definition of hypoglycemia

  1. :  abnormal decrease of sugar in the blood

hypoglycemic

play \ˌhī-pō-glī-ˈsē-mik\ adjective or noun

Origin and Etymology of hypoglycemia

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1894


Medical Dictionary

hypoglycemia

noun hy·po·gly·ce·mia
variants: or chiefly British

hypoglycaemia

\ˌhī-pō-glī-ˈsē-mē-ə\play

Medical Definition of hypoglycemia

  1. :  abnormal decrease of sugar in the blood


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