hypokalemia


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hy·po·ka·le·mi·a

 (hī′pō-kā-lē′mē-ə)
n.
An abnormally low concentration of potassium ions in the blood.

[hypo- + New Latin kalium, potassium (from Medieval Latin kali, alkali, potassium, from Arabic qily, ashes, lye, potash; see alkali) + -emia.]

hypokalemia

(ˌhaɪpəʊkəˈliːmɪə)
n
(Medicine) med a deficiency of potassium in the blood

hy•po•ka•le•mi•a

(ˌhaɪ poʊ keɪˈli mi ə)

n.
an abnormally low concentration of potassium in the blood.
[1945–50; hypo- + New Latin kal(ium) potassium (see alkali, -ium2) + -emia]
hy`po•ka•le′mic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypokalemia - abnormally low level of potassium in the circulating blood leading to weakness and heart abnormalities; associated with adrenal tumors or starvation or taking diuretics
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
hyperkalemia - higher than normal levels of potassium in the circulating blood; associated with kidney failure or sometimes with the use of diuretic drugs
Translations
hypokalémie
hipocalemia

hy·po·ka·le·mi·a

n. hipocalemia, deficiencia en el contenido de potasio en la sangre.

hypokalemia

n hipopotasemia
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