Hypophosphatemia definition

(medicine) An electrolyte disturbance in which there is an abnormally low level of phosphate in the blood, most commonly seen when malnourished patients are given large amounts of carbohydrates, creating a high phosphorus demand in the cells of the body.
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Noun

Singular:
hypophosphatemia
Plural:
hypophosphatemias

Origin of hypophosphatemia