- an abnormally low level of glucose in the blood.
Origin of hypoglycemia
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Word Origin and History for hypoglycemic
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- Of or relating to hypoglycemia.
- Lowering the concentration of glucose in the blood. Used of a drug.
- An abnormally low concentration of glucose in the blood.
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- 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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