hy·​po·​vo·​le·​mia ˌhī-pō-vä-ˈlē-mē-ə How to pronounce hypovolemia (audio)
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 adjective
hypovolemic shock with multiple organ failure following rapid blood loss
a hypovolemic patient

Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypovolemia was in 1925

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“Hypovolemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypovolemia. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


variants or chiefly British hypovolaemia
: decrease in the volume of the circulating blood
hypovolemic adjective
or chiefly British hypovolaemic
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