from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An abnormally high plasma concentration of sodium ions.
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- n. An abnormally high concentration of sodium (or salt) in blood plasma.
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- n. excessive amounts of sodium in the blood; possibly indicating diabetes insipidus
Excessive amounts of sodium in the body can bring on convulsions, a condition called hypernatremia, which Possene and Neil Turner may have had.
A more serious condition, a sodium imbalance called hypernatremia, can also occur.
It's extremely rare to have too much salt in our bodies, called hypernatremia, (it occurs in about
Even in small quantities, it's called hypernatremia.
Apparantly the reason I have been having: headaches nausea vomiting severe abdominal swelling/cramps lower and lower water percents is because I have an electorlyte disorder -- sodium is more specifically the serum electrolyte I am deficient in. ummm hypernatremia?
Sodium measurements were done and 30 were hypernatremia (GL 146) while 9 were hyponatremic ( LT 135).
Severe hyperosmolality and hypernatremia are known to cause muscle injury by increasing intracellular sodium in muscle cells and decreasing the total body potassium level.
For example, hypernatremia, which means a high sodium, is often expressed in doctors 'notes as upward pointing arrow next to the chemical symbol for sodium, "Na".
The child would have gone into hypernatremia, finally a coma, and she would have been near death or already dead when Mrs. Steiner carried her down to the basement.
The effect on ADH is to prevent its action on the kidney, thus producing secondary nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (which is ADH-resistant) manifested by a large output of dilute urine and hypernatremia with normal blood sugar levels (this may occur in up to 20% of patients).
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