hypovolemia

noun hy·po·vo·le·mia \ ˌhī-pō-vä-ˈlē-mē-ə \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hypovolemia

medical : a decrease in the volume of circulating blood in the body (as from traumatic injury or severe dehydration)
  • … fever and hypotension are common features in critically ill patients and may be attributed to sepsis and hypovolemia.
  • —Mark S. Cooper et al.

hypovolemic

play \ˌhī-pō-vä-ˈlē-mik\ adjective
    • hypovolemic shock with multiple organ failure following rapid blood loss
    • a hypovolemic patient

First Known Use of hypovolemia

1925


Medical Dictionary

hypovolemia

noun hy·po·vo·le·mia
variants: or chiefly British hypovolaemia play \-väl-ˈē-mē-ə\

medical Definition of hypovolemia

: decrease in the volume of the circulating blood

hypovolemic

or chiefly British hypovolaemic play \-ˈē-mik\ adjective

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