hypocalcemia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1925 a deficiency of calcium in the blood • hypocalcemic adjective

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  • hypocalcemia — /huy poh kal see mee euh/, n. Pathol. an abnormally small amount of calcium in the blood. [1920 25; HYPO + CALC + EMIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypocalcemia — noun The condition of having an abnormally low concentration of calcium ions in the blood …   Wiktionary

  • Hypocalcemia — Lower than normal blood calcium. Low blood calcium makes the nervous system highly irritable with tetany (spasms of the hands and feet, muscle cramps, abdominal cramps, overly active reflexes, etc.) Chronic calcium deficiency contributes to poor… …   Medical dictionary

  • hypocalcemia — n. low level of calcium in the blood (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypocalcemia — hy·po·cal·ce·mia …   English syllables

  • hypocalcemia — hy•po•cal•ce•mi•a [[t]ˌhaɪ poʊ kælˈsi mi ə[/t]] n. pat an abnormally small amount of calcium in the blood • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • hypocalcemia — noun abnormally low level of calcium in the blood; associated with hypoparathyroidism or kidney malfunction or vitamin D deficiency • Syn: ↑hypocalcaemia • Ant: ↑hypercalcemia • Hypernyms: ↑symptom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hypomagnesemia with secondary hypocalcemia — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Hypomagnesemia with secondary hypocalcemia Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = 602014 MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Hypomagnesemia with secondary hypocalcemia (HSH) is an… …   Wikipedia

  • Hypocalcaemia — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Hypocalcemia ICD10 = ICD10|E|83|5|e|70 ICD9 = ICD9|275.41 ICDO = Caption = Calcium OMIM = OMIM mult = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = emerg eMedicineTopic = 271 DiseasesDB = 6412 MeshID = D006996 In medicine,… …   Wikipedia

  • Milk fever — Milk fever, post parturient hypocalcemia, or parturient paresis is a disease, usually of dairy cows, characterized by reduced blood calcium levels. It is most common in the first few days of lactation, when demand for calcium for milk production… …   Wikipedia

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