hypokalemia

noun hy·po·ka·le·mia \ ˌhī-pō-ˌkā-ˈlē-mē-ə \

Definition of hypokalemia

: a deficiency of potassium in the blood

hypokalemic

play \ˌhī-pō-ˌkā-ˈlē-mik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hypokalemia

New Latin, from hypo- + kalium potassium (from kali alkali, from Arabic qily saltwort) + -emia


Medical Dictionary

hypokalemia

noun hy·po·ka·le·mia
variants: or chiefly British hypokalaemia play \-kā-ˈlē-mē-ə\

medical Definition of hypokalemia

: a deficiency of potassium in the blood called also hypopotassemia

hypokalemic

or chiefly British hypokalaemic play \-ˈlē-mik\ adjective


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