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Noun: hypokalemia  ,hI-pow,key'lee-mee-u
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: hypokalaemia)
  1. Abnormally low level of potassium in the circulating blood leading to weakness and heart abnormalities; associated with adrenal tumors, starvation or taking diuretics
    - hypokalaemia [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: hypokalemias

Type of: symptom

Antonym: hyperkalemia

Encyclopedia: Hypokalemia