One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream.
- ‘The glucose level should be determined to rule out hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia and to help diagnose occult diabetes.’
- ‘Patients with diabetes experiencing nocturnal hypoglycemia may have night sweats without other hypoglycemic symptoms.’
- ‘The patient may have obvious associated illness with fever, dehydration, hypoglycemia, anemia, or evidence of thyrotoxicosis.’
- ‘A significant correlation was found between neonatal hypoglycemia and high maternal glucose levels during labor.’
- ‘Beta blockers can impair glucose tolerance, block the symptoms of hypoglycemia and delay recovery from a hypoglycemic episode.’
Late 19th century: from hypo- ‘below’ + glyco- + -aemia.
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