hypokalemia

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

Definition of hypokalemia

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1949


Medical Dictionary

hypokalemia

noun hy·po·ka·le·mia
variants: or chiefly British

hypokalaemia

\-kā-ˈlē-mē-ə\play

Medical Definition of hypokalemia

  1. :  a deficiency of potassium in the blood—called also hypopotassemia

hypokalemic

or chiefly British

hypokalaemic

\-ˈlē-mik\play adjective


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