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[hahy-poh-key-lee-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ poʊ keɪˈli mi ə/
noun, Pathology
an abnormally low concentration of potassium in the blood.
Origin of hypokalemia
1945-50; hypo- + New Latin kal(ium) potassium (derivative of kali, as in alkali) + -emia
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hypokalemic, adjective Unabridged
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hypokalemia in Medicine

hypokalemia hy·po·ka·le·mi·a (hī'pō-kā-lē'mē-ə)
An abnormally low concentration of potassium ions in the blood. Also called hypopotassemia.

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