|Greek/ Latin Root: ὑπο- (hupo)
Examples of Root Words Starting with “Hypo-”
Hypothermia is a life-threatening medical condition where the body loses heat at a rate faster than it can produce heat. This condition occurs when the temperature of the body drops below 35°C.
Hypotonic refers to an outside solution having less concentration than intracellular fluid. It causes extracellular fluid to go inside the cell.
Hypokalemia is a medical condition wherein potassium blood levels are too low. Potassium is an essential mineral, without which the body can experience muscle cramps, weakness and fatigue. Extreme cases can also result in heart palpitations.
Hypotension is the medical term for low blood pressure.
Hypochondriasis is now called Illness anxiety disorder. An individual affected with Hypochondriasis becomes very alarmed and is convinced that they have a major illness if they detect a physical or psychological symptom even though the said symptom is minor. Treatment involves cognitive behavioural therapy.
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