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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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.
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And it is especially useful for patients with diabetes, when a patient may be incapacitated-particularly in the case of hypoglycemic coma.
These events have included hyperosmolar nonketotic hyperglycemic coma, diabetic ketoacidosis, hypoglycemic coma, convulsions, and mental status changes (including loss of consciousness).