Hypovolæmia | definition of Hypovolæmia by Medical dictionary
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[hypo- + L. volumen, volume, + G. haima, blood]
hypovolaemia An abnormal reduction in the circulating blood volume from any cause.
hypovolaemia decrease in the volume of the circulating blood. Under exercise conditions hypovolaemia can develop when the volume of fluid ingested is insufficient to match the sweat loss. See a lso hydration status.
hypovolaemia; oligaemia reduction in circulating blood volume, due to vasovagal faint, haemorrhage or anaphylaxis; characterized by rise in pulse rate and fall in blood pressure, with increasing blurring of consciousness