Definition of hypocalcemia in English:


(British hypocalcaemia)

Pronunciation /ˌhīpōkalˈsēmēə/ /ˌhaɪpoʊkælˈsimiə/


  • Deficiency of calcium in the bloodstream.

    ‘Other conditions that may prolong QT intervals are clinical hypocalcemia, hypokalemia, ischemia, or infarction.’
    • ‘The patient may experience nausea, vomiting, hyperventilation, and hypocalcemia with muscle tetany and seizures.’
    • ‘Symptomatic hypocalcemia and hypomagnesemia can be treated with replacement therapy.’
    • ‘No significant change in serum calcium and no symptoms of hypocalcemia were noted.’
    • ‘Treatment with sodium bicarbonate may worsen hypocalcemia initially because of the protein binding of calcium.’