hypoglycemia

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

Origin of hypoglycemia

First recorded in 1890–95; hypo- + glyc- + -emia
Related formshy·po·gly·ce·mic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for hypoglycemia
n.

1893, from Latinized form of Greek elements hypo- "under" (see hypo-) + glykys "sweet" (see glucose) + haima "blood" (see -emia).

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hypoglycemia in Medicine

hypoglycemia

[hī′pō-glī-sēmē-ə]
n.
  1. An abnormally low concentration of glucose in the blood.
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hypoglycemia in Science

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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