hypovolemia

noun
hy·​po·​vo·​le·​mia | \ ˌhī-pō-vä-ˈlē-mē-ə How to pronounce hypovolemia (audio) \

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.

Other Words from hypovolemia

hypovolemic \ ˌhī-​pō-​vä-​ˈlē-​mik How to pronounce hypovolemic (audio) \ adjective
hypovolemic shock with multiple organ failure following rapid blood loss a hypovolemic patient

First Known Use of hypovolemia

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Hypovolemia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypovolemia. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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hypovolemia

noun
hy·​po·​vo·​le·​mia
variants: or chiefly British hypovolaemia \ -​väl-​ˈē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce hypovolaemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypovolemia

: decrease in the volume of the circulating blood

Other Words from hypovolemia

hypovolemic or chiefly British hypovolaemic \ -​ˈē-​mik How to pronounce hypovolaemic (audio) \ adjective

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