- n.a deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream, causing muscular weakness and incoordination, mental confusion, and sweating. If severe it may lead to hypoglycaemic coma. Hypoglycaemia most commonly occurs in diabetes mellitus, as a result of insulin overdosage and insufficient intake of carbohydrates. It is treated by administration of glucose: by injection if the patient is in a coma, by mouth otherwise.See also: reactive hypoglycaemiaDerivatives:hypoglycaemic adj.
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