A less than normal blood level of phosphate. The opposite of hyperphosphatemia.
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Abnormally low concentrations of phosphates in the circulating blood. See also entries under rickets.

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hy·po·phos·pha·te·mia or chiefly Brit hy·po·phos·pha·tae·mia -.fäs-fə-'tē-mē-ə n deficiency of phosphates in the blood that is due to inadequate intake, excessive excretion, or defective absorption and that results in various abnormalities (as defects of bone)
hy·po·phos·pha·te·mic or chiefly Brit hy·po·phos·pha·tae·mic -'tē-mik adj

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hy·po·phos·pha·te·mia (hi″po-fos″fə-teґme-ə) [hypo- + phosphate + -emia] an abnormally decreased amount of phosphates in the blood; manifestations include hemolysis, lassitude, weakness, and convulsions. It may be found in hyperparathyroidism, rickets, osteomalacia, and several renal tubular abnormalities, including the Fanconi syndrome. hypophosphatemic adj

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