hypokalemia

[ hahy-poh-key-lee-mee-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ poʊ keɪˈli mi ə /

noun Pathology.

an abnormally low concentration of potassium in the blood.

Nearby words

  1. hypogonadotropic hypogonadism,
  2. hypogynous,
  3. hypohidrosis,
  4. hypoid gear,
  5. hypoionian mode,
  6. hypokalemic periodic paralysis,
  7. hypokinesia,
  8. hypokinesis,
  9. hypoleydigism,
  10. hypolimnion

Origin of hypokalemia

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

Related formshy·po·ka·le·mic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for hypokalemia

hypokalemia

[ hī′pō-kā-lēmē-ə ]

n.

An abnormally low concentration of potassium ions in the blood.hypopotassemia

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