Definition of hypovolemia in English:

hypovolemia

(British hypovolaemia)

noun

Medicine
  • A decreased volume of circulating blood in the body.

    • ‘Dobutamine is contraindicated in patients with hypovolemia.’
    • ‘If the patient shows evidence of symptomatic hypovolemia, blood should be sent for type and cross.’
    • ‘Thirst is also stimulated by hypotension and hypovolemia.’
    • ‘Clearly her relaxation had owed more to hypovolaemia than anaesthesia.’
    • ‘Possible side effects include hypovolemia, orthostatic hypotension, and urinary loss of potassium and magnesium.’

Origin

1920s: from hypo- ‘under’+ volume + Greek haima ‘blood’.

Pronunciation

hypovolemia

/ˌhīpōvəˈlēmēə/