hypokalemia

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

Definition of hypokalemia 

: a deficiency of potassium in the blood

Other Words from hypokalemia

hypokalemic \ˌhī-​pō-​ˌkā-​ˈlē-​mik \ 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 \

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 \ adjective

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