Definition of hypokalemic in US English:

hypokalemic

(British hypokalaemic)

adjective

Medicine
  • See hypokalemia

    • ‘If a patient is hypokalemic, the hypokalemia should be corrected before IV magnesium therapy is considered.’
    • ‘A report in the Internal Medicine Journal describes a patient with chronic caffeine toxicity manifesting as hypokalaemic myopathy.’
    • ‘Consumers should not take glycyrrhizin while fasting or if they are hypokalemic, pregnant, or diabetic.’
    • ‘Hypochloremic, hypokalemic, or metabolic alkalosis might be present in patients who purge.’
    • ‘A high-potassium diet is especially important in endurance athletes, who may tend to be hypokalemic.’

Pronunciation

hypokalemic

/-ˈlēmik/