Definition of hypocalcaemia in English:

hypocalcaemia

(US hypocalcemia)

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] Deficiency of calcium in the bloodstream.

    • ‘The patient may experience nausea, vomiting, hyperventilation, and hypocalcemia with muscle tetany and seizures.’
    • ‘Treatment with sodium bicarbonate may worsen hypocalcemia initially because of the protein binding of calcium.’
    • ‘Symptomatic hypocalcemia and hypomagnesemia can be treated with replacement therapy.’
    • ‘No significant change in serum calcium and no symptoms of hypocalcemia were noted.’
    • ‘Other conditions that may prolong QT intervals are clinical hypocalcemia, hypokalemia, ischemia, or infarction.’

Pronunciation:

hypocalcaemia

/ˌhʌɪpəʊkalˈsiːmɪə/