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Definition of Hypophosphatemia

Hypophosphatemia: A lower-than-normal level of phosphate in the blood. Hypophosphatemia can be associated with a number of conditions including bone diseases and hormone conditions. Symptoms occur only when hypophosphatemia is very severe and include muscle weakness that may progress to coma and death.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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