Definition of hypoglycaemia in English:


(US hypoglycemia)


mass nounMedicine
  • Deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream.

    • ‘Patients with diabetes experiencing nocturnal hypoglycemia may have night sweats without other hypoglycemic symptoms.’
    • ‘The glucose level should be determined to rule out hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia and to help diagnose occult diabetes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The patient may have obvious associated illness with fever, dehydration, hypoglycemia, anemia, or evidence of thyrotoxicosis.’


Late 19th century: from hypo- ‘below’ + glyco- + -aemia.