noun Pathology.
an abnormally low concentration of potassium in the blood.

1945–50; hypo- + Neo-Latin kal(ium) potassium (derivative of kali, as in alkali) + -emia

hypokalemic, adjective
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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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