hypoglycemia

[hahy-poh-glahy-see-mee-uh]
noun Pathology.
an abnormally low level of glucose in the blood.

Origin:
1890–95; hypo- + glyc- + -emia

hypoglycemic, adjective
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hypoglycaemia or hypoglycemia (ˌhaɪpəʊɡlaɪˈsiːmɪə)
 
n
pathol an abnormally small amount of sugar in the blood
 
[C20: from hypo- + glyco- + -aemia]
 
hypoglycemia or hypoglycemia
 
n
 
[C20: from hypo- + glyco- + -aemia]
 
hypogly'caemic or hypoglycemia
 
adj
 
hypogly'cemic or hypoglycemia
 
adj

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hypoglycemia
1894, Latinized form of Gk. elements hypo- "under" (see sub-) + glykys "sweet" (see glucose) + haima "blood" (see -emia).
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hypoglycemia hy·po·gly·ce·mi·a (hī'pō-glī-sē'mē-ə)
n.
An abnormally low concentration of glucose in the blood.

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hypoglycemia   (hī'pō-glī-sē'mē-ə)  Pronunciation Key 
An abnormally low level of sugar in the blood, most commonly caused by excessive doses of insulin in people with diabetes or by excessive ingestion of alcohol or certain other drugs. It can cause weakness, dizziness, disorientation, and, if prolonged, permanent brain damage.
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Example sentences
It takes only a little of this toxin to send a dog into hypoglycemia-induced seizures and sometimes fatal liver failure.
Hypoglycemia is a common problem in critically ill or extremely low birthweight infants.
After being discharged a second time, she began having symptoms of hypoglycemia again.
It would seem that my undiagnosed pre-diabetic hypoglycemia was the cause of my panic attacks.
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