[ hahy-poh-glahy-see-mee-uh ]

  1. 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

Words Nearby hypoglycemia

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Scientific definitions for hypoglycemia


[ hī′pō-glī-sēmē-ə ]

  1. 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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