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hypoglycemia

[hahy-poh-glahy-see-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ poʊ glaɪˈsi mi ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
an abnormally low level of glucose in the blood.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; hypo- + glyc- + -emia
Related forms
hypoglycemic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for hypoglycemic

hypoglycemia

n.

1893, from Latinized form of Greek elements hypo- "under" (see hypo-) + glykys "sweet" (see glucose) + haima "blood" (see -emia).

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hypoglycemic in Medicine

hypoglycemia hy·po·gly·ce·mi·a (hī'pō-glī-sē'mē-ə)
n.
An abnormally low concentration of glucose in the blood.

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

  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)   
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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