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  • noun medicine An electrolyte disturbance whereby there is an abnormally depleted level of the chloride ion in the blood.


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  • In the alarm reaction, there is hemoconcentration, hypochloremia, and general tissue catabolism, whereas during the stage of resistance there is hemodilution, hyperchloremia, and anabolism, with a return toward normal body weight.

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