Definition of hypovolemia in English:

hypovolemia

noun

(British hypovolaemia)
Medicine
  • A decreased volume of circulating blood in the body.

    ‘Possible side effects include hypovolemia, orthostatic hypotension, and urinary loss of potassium and magnesium.’
    • ‘If the patient shows evidence of symptomatic hypovolemia, blood should be sent for type and cross.’
    • ‘Thirst is also stimulated by hypotension and hypovolemia.’
    • ‘Dobutamine is contraindicated in patients with hypovolemia.’
    • ‘Clearly her relaxation had owed more to hypovolaemia than anaesthesia.’

Pronunciation

hypovolemia

/ˌhīpōvəˈlēmēə/ /ˌhaɪpoʊvəˈlimiə/

Origin

1920s from hypo-‘under’ + volume + Greek haima ‘blood’.