neuroglycopenia

neu·ro·gly·co·pe·nia (noor″o-gli″ko-peґne-ə) [neuro- + glycopenia] chronic hypoglycemia of a degree sufficient to impair brain function, resulting in personality changes and intellectual deterioration that may progress to convulsions, coma, and occasionally even death.

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