noun Pathology.
an abnormally low level of glucose in the blood.

1890–95; hypo- + glyc- + -emia

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

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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)
An abnormally low concentration of glucose in the blood.

hypoglycemic hy·po·gly·ce·mic (hī'pō-glī-sē'mĭk)

  1. Of or relating to hypoglycemia.

  2. Lowering the concentration of glucose in the blood. Used of a drug.

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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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