Definition of Hypoglycaemia

1. Noun. Abnormally low blood sugar usually resulting from excessive insulin or a poor diet.

Exact synonyms: Hypoglycemia
Group relationships: Insulin Reaction, Insulin Shock
Generic synonyms: Symptom
Derivative terms: Hypoglycaemic, Hypoglycemic
Antonyms: Hyperglycemia



Definition of Hypoglycaemia

1. Noun. (medical) (alternative spelling of hypoglycemia) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Hypoglycaemia

1. An abnormally diminished concentration of glucose in the blood. This occurs when a person with diabetes has injected too much insulin, eaten too little food, or has exercised without extra food. Taking small amounts of sugar, sweet juice, or food with sugar will usually help the person feel better within 10-15 minutes. Symptoms of hypoglycaemia include nausea, sweating, weakness, faintness, confusion hallucinations, headache, cold sweat, piloerection, hypothermia, irritability, bizarre behaviour and fainting. Prolonged hypoglycaemia can result in complete loss of consciousness, convulsions, coma and brain damage. Origin: Gr. Glykys = sweet, haima = blood (29 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypoglycaemia

hypogeous
hypogeum
hypogeums
hypogeusia
hypoglobulia
hypoglossal
hypoglossal canal
hypoglossal eminence
hypoglossal nerve
hypoglossal nucleus
hypoglossal trigone
hypoglossals
hypoglossis
hypoglossus
hypoglottis
hypoglycaemia (current term)
hypoglycaemias
hypoglycaemic
hypoglycaemic agent
hypoglycaemic agents
hypoglycaemic coma
hypoglycemia
hypoglycemias
hypoglycemic
hypoglycemic agent
hypoglycemics
hypoglycins
hypoglycogenolysis
hypoglycorrhachia
hypoglycæmia

Literary usage of Hypoglycaemia

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... to FP and the reason why MP did not produce hypoglycaemia are obscure. ... with the findings of CUC-induced hypoglycaemia reported by earlier workers. ..."

2. The Internal Secretory Organs: Their Physiology and Pathology by Artur Biedl (1913)
"Frank and Isaak, who experimented with rabbits, deny that there is a connection between hypoglycaemia and suprarenal suppression, but their experiments ..."

3. Diabetes in America by Ronald Aubert (1996)
"Orchard TJ, Gower IF, LaPorte RE: hypoglycaemia in IDDM: Recent data from the ... In hypoglycaemia and Human Insulin. Federlin K, Keen H, Mehnert H, eds. ..."

4. Physiological Chemistry: A Text-book and Manual for Students by Albert Prescott Mathews (1915)
"This glucosuria is accompanied by a hypoglycaemia. It is generally attributed to an impairment of the kidney which lets more than the normal amount of ..."

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