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Definition of "hypocalcemia" [hypocalcemia]

  • An abnormally low concentration of calcium in the blood. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hypocalcemia" in a sentence
  • "The severe pain may be due to the hypocalcemia causing a potassium shift and nerve stimulation."
  • "Hepatotoxicity, metabolic acidosis, hypocalcemia, rhadomyolysis and DIC were also present."
  • "The resulting hypocalcemia causes an extracellular potassium shift, with the hyperkalemia then causing nerve stimulation and extreme pain."