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hypophosphatemia

noun hy·po·phos·pha·te·mia
variants: or chiefly British hypophosphataemia play \-ˌfäs-fə-ˈtē-mē-ə\

medical Definition of hypophosphatemia

: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 play \-ˈtē-mik\ adjective

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