hypophosphatemia

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hypo- +‎ phosphatemia

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hypophosphatemia (countable and uncountable, plural hypophosphatemias)

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  1. (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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