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[hahy-poh-glahy-see-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ poʊ glaɪˈsi mi ə/
noun, Pathology
an abnormally low level of glucose in the blood.
1890-95; hypo- + glyc- + -emia
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hypoglycemic, adjective Unabridged
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Word Origin and History for hypoglycemic
1894, Latinized form of Gk. elements hypo- "under" (see sub-) + 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)
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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hypoglycemic in Science
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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