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  • n. Plural form of hypo.


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  • I swear, I spent about 1,000 nanites on JUST toxin hypos.

    Post #3 - So when's this whole 'criticism' business going to come in?

  • Mr Edge, who almost fell into a coma three times, said it was only thanks to his familiarity with his condition that he spotted the signs of plummeting blood sugar levels - known as hypos - and was able to alert the medical staff. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Common sense teaches him to concentrate his attention elsewhere; similarly, it demands that the victim of "hypos" disregard his various sensations and devote his attention to outside affairs, unless the sensations are accompanied by obvious physical signs.

    Why Worry?

  • The sensible student learns to quiet these fears, but the victim of "hypos" returns again and again for examination, and perhaps finally reaches the point of imparting, instead of obtaining, information, like the patient in a recent anecdote from the _Youth's Companion_:

    Why Worry?

  • We did n't know what "hypos" were, but we supposed of course they must be something dreadful; but the very fearfulness of the consequences that might ensue from our getting behind those fatal barrels only made them still more attractive.

    Oldtown Folks

  • His levels are relatively stable, he doesn't have as many "hypos" (hyperglycaemic attacks caused by a sudden drop in blood sugar) as he once did, and his weight is under control after he initially gained four kilos as part of his four daily insulin injections.

    AFL Latest News

  • The research team found that using an artificial pancreas system overnight can significantly reduce the risk of hypoglycemia, or "hypos", when blood glucose levels drop dangerously low, while sleeping.

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • Both activities can increase the risk of low blood sugar episodes known as hypoglycaemic attacks, or "hypos".

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Testing was done in different circumstances - for example on nights when the children went to bed after eating a large evening meal, which can lead to 'insulin stacking' or having done early evening exercise - both of which can increase the risk of low blood sugar episodes known as hypoglycaemic attacks or "hypos".

    BBC News | Technology | World Edition

  • These so-called 'hypos' are a major concern for children and adults with type 1 diabetes.

    The Engineer - News


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  • This word is used in "Moby Dick:"

    . . .whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet: and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street. . .

    June 17, 2009