Medical Dictionary

hypophosphatemia

noun hy·po·phos·pha·te·mia
variants: or chiefly British

hypophosphataemia

\-ˌfäs-fə-ˈtē-mē-ə\play

Medical Definition of hypophosphatemia

  1. :  deficiency of phosphates in the blood that is due to inadequate intake, excessive excretion, or defective absorption and that results in various abnormalities (as defects of bone)

hypophosphatemic

or chiefly British

hypophosphataemic

\-ˈtē-mik\play adjective

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