Medical Dictionary: Hypo


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Hypo: Medical word prefix meaning abnormally low; commonly used for hypoglycemia
Hypo: abbreviation of: Hypoglycemia
Introduction: The term "hypo" is a general medical prefix meaning low. For example, hypotension is low blood pressure, hypoglycemia is low blood sugar, and so on. The opposite of hypo is hyper, the medical word prefix meaning high or raised.

In common usage, the word "hypo" is often used as an abbreviation for hypoglycemia, which is low blood sugar levels. For example, "feeling hypo" meaning feeling hunger, shaky, and other symptoms of low blood sugar. Hypo is also used for an episode of a diabetic hypo or other type of hypoglycemic attack.


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Hypo: Another name for Hypoglycemic attack.
Hypo (condition): Sudden onset of low blood sugar levels

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