hypoproteinemia

Abnormally small amounts of total protein in the circulating blood plasma.

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hy·po·pro·tein·emia or chiefly Brit hy·po·pro·tein·ae·mia -.prōt-ən-'ē-mē-ə, -.prō-.tēn-, -.prōt-ē-ən- n abnormal deficiency of protein in the blood
hy·po·pro·tein·e·mic or chiefly Brit hy·po·pro·tein·ae·mic -'ē-mik adj

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hy·po·pro·tein·emia (hi″po-pro″te-neґme-ə) abnormally decreased levels of protein in the blood, sometimes resulting in edema and fluid accumulation in serous cavities. hypoproteinemic adj

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