hypokalemia

noun
hy·​po·​ka·​le·​mia | \ ˌhī-pō-ˌkā-ˈlē-mē-ə How to pronounce hypokalemia (audio) \

Definition of hypokalemia

: a deficiency of potassium in the blood

Other Words from hypokalemia

hypokalemic \ ˌhī-​pō-​ˌkā-​ˈlē-​mik How to pronounce hypokalemic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of hypokalemia

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypokalemia

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

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hypokalemia

noun
hy·​po·​ka·​le·​mia
variants: or chiefly British hypokalaemia \ -​kā-​ˈlē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce hypokalaemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypokalemia

: a deficiency of potassium in the blood

called also hypopotassemia

Other Words from hypokalemia

hypokalemic or chiefly British hypokalaemic \ -​ˈlē-​mik How to pronounce hypokalaemic (audio) \ adjective

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