hypophosphatemia

noun

hy·​po·​phos·​pha·​te·​mia
variants or chiefly British hypophosphataemia
: 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 adjective
or chiefly British hypophosphataemic

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“Hypophosphatemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypophosphatemia. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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