Definition of Hypophosphatemia

1. Noun. (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. ¹



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Medical Definition of Hypophosphatemia

1. An abnormally decreased level of phosphates in the blood. The manifestations include haemolysis, lassitude, weakness, and convulsions. It may be found in hyperparathyroidism, rickets, osteomalacia, and several renal tubular abnormalities. (12 Dec 1998)

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