Definition of hypokalemia
: a deficiency of potassium in the blood
hypokalemicplay \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
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