- familial hypophosphatemia
- familial hypophosphatemic rickets; the term is sometimes used specifically for X-linked hypophosphatemia.
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hypophosphatemia — Low phosphate levels in blood. It usually occurs in conjunction with other metabolic disturbances, disrupting energy metabolism and impairing delivery of oxygen to tissues. Acute hypophosphatemia causes neurological symptoms (weakness, tremors,… … Universalium
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