hypoglycemic coma

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hy·po·gly·ce·mic co·ma

a metabolic encephalopathy caused by hypoglycemia; usually seen in diabetic patients, and due to exogenous insulin excess.

hypoglycemic coma

Etymology: Gk, hypo, under, glykys, sweet, koma, deep sleep
a loss of consciousness that results from abnormally low blood glucose levels.

hy·po·gly·ce·mic co·ma

(hī'pō-glī-sē'mik kō'mă)
A metabolic encephalopathy caused by hypoglycemia; usually seen in diabetic patients, and due to exogenous insulin excess.
Synonym(s): hypoglycaemic coma.

hy·po·gly·ce·mic co·ma

(hī'pō-glī-sē'mik kō'mă)
Metabolic encephalopathy caused by hypoglycemia; usually seen in diabetic patients, and due to exogenous insulin excess.
Synonym(s): hypoglycaemic coma.
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Officers checked medical records at the LGI and St James's, where he also worked, and discovered that another three elderly women had slipped into hypoglycaemic comas and died while under Norris's care, between June and October 2002.
The 40-year-old, who had slipped into a hypoglycaemic coma after suffering a seizure, said he was very proud to see his son praised for his actions.
Police began an investigation in November, 2002, after Dr Emma Ward noticed that Mrs Hall had slipped into a hypoglycaemic coma despite not being a diabetic.
None of the victims, who were patients at hospitals in Leeds, suffered from diabetes and all went into a hypoglycaemic coma.
Dr Emma Ward, an endocrinologist and diabetes specialist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, was called in after Mrs Hall fell into the unexplained hypoglycaemic coma on November 20, 2002, at Leeds General Infirmary.
Norris, of Elgin Terrace, denies killing the women, none of whom was diabetic and all of whom went into a hypoglycaemic coma, Newcastle Crown Court has heard.