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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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[5] In one study, out of 473, 220 cases of hypoglycemic coma were caused by sulphonylureas and 28 by simultaneous administration of two hypoglycemic agents.
Madl et al., "Previous episodes of hypoglycemic coma are not associated with permanent cognitive brain dysfunction in IDDM patients on intensive insulin treatment," Diabetes, vol.
All the pensioners had dangerously low blood sugar levels, and staff nurse Norris was on duty every time one of them slipped into hypoglycemic comas.
These events have included hyperosmolar nonketotic hyperglycemic coma, diabetic ketoacidosis, hypoglycemic coma, convulsions, and mental status changes (including loss of consciousness).