[ hahy-poh-glahy-see-mee-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ poʊ glaɪˈsi mi ə /

noun Pathology.

an abnormally low level of glucose in the blood.

Origin of hypoglycemia

First recorded in 1890–95; hypo- + glyc- + -emia

OTHER WORDS FROM hypoglycemia

hy·po·gly·ce·mic, adjective
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Medical definitions for hypoglycemia

[ hī′pō-glī-sēmē-ə ]


An abnormally low concentration of glucose in the blood.
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Scientific definitions for hypoglycemia

[ hī′pō-glī-sēmē-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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