Hypoglycemic



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

noun, Pathology.
1.
an abnormally low level of glucose in the blood.
n.

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

hypoglycemic hy·po·gly·ce·mic (hī’pō-glī-sē’mĭk)
adj.

hypoglycemia hy·po·gly·ce·mi·a (hī’pō-glī-sē’mē-ə)
n.
An abnormally low concentration of glucose in the blood.
hypoglycemia
(hī’pō-glī-sē’mē-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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