Definition of Low blood sugar

Low blood sugar: A low blood level of the sugar glucose. Also called hypoglycemia.

Hypoglycemia is only significant when it is associated with symptoms. It has many causes including drugs such as insulin, liver disease, surgical absence of the stomach, pre-diabetes, and rare tumors that release excess insulin.


Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

Search MedTerms:


Back to MedTerms online medical dictionary A-Z List
Pill Identifier Tool

Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill finder tool on RxList.

STAY INFORMED

Get the Latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!