noun. abnormally low level of potassium in the circulating blood leading to weakness and heart abnormalities; associated with adrenal tumors or starvation or taking diuretics.
Example sentences of the word hypokalemia
1. Noun, singular or mass
When a person has hypokalemia, which is low potassium, this can result in foot cramps because potassium is one of the primary molecules in our body that controls how the muscles work.
2. Verb, base form
Additionally, certain antibiotics, diseases and eating disorders can lead to hypokalemia as well 3.
3. Verb, past participle
Also, if you suspect you have hypokalemia, do not attempt to remedy it on your own 3.
4. Noun, plural
Both supplements effectively treat hypokalemia (low blood levels of potassium).
If hypokalemia** develops, your doctor may need to change your diuretic to a potassium-sparing diuretic, which prevents potassium loss.