from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A soft, light, extremely malleable silver-white element that is an alkali metal, reacts violently with water, is naturally abundant in combined forms, especially in common salt, and is used in the production of a wide variety of industrially important compounds. Sodium ions are essential to numerous biological processes in animals. Atomic number 11; atomic weight 22.9898; melting point 97.80°C; boiling point 883°C; specific gravity 0.971 (20°C); valence 1. cross-reference: Periodic Table.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Chemical symbol, Na (natrium); atomic weight, 23. The metallic base of the alkali soda. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A common metallic element of the alkali group, in nature always occuring combined, as in common salt, in albite, etc. It is isolated as a soft, waxy, white, unstable metal, so highly reactive that it combines violently with water, and to be preserved must be kept under petroleum or some similar liquid. Sodium is used combined in many salts, in the free state as a reducer, and as a means of obtaining other metals (as magnesium and aluminium) is an important commercial product. Symbol Na (
Natrium). Atomic weight 22.990. Specific gravity 0.97.
- noun an alloy of sodium and mercury, usually produced as a gray metallic crystalline substance, which is used as a reducing agent, and otherwise.
- noun a white crystalline substance, Na2CO3.10H2O, having a cooling alkaline taste, found in the ashes of many plants, and produced artifically in large quantities from common salt. It is used in making soap, glass, paper, etc., and as alkaline agent in many chemical industries. Called also
sal soda, washing soda, or soda. Cf. Sodium bicarbonate, and Trona.
- noun common, or table, salt, NaCl.
- noun a white opaque brittle solid, NaOH, having a fibrous structure, produced by the action of quicklime, or of calcium hydrate (milk of lime), on sodium carbonate. It is a strong alkali, and is used in the manufacture of soap, in making wood pulp for paper, etc. Called also
sodium hydrate, and caustic soda. By extension, a solution of sodium hydroxide.
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- noun A soft, waxy, silvery reactive metal that is never found unbound in nature, and a chemical element (symbol
Na) with an atomic numberof 11 and atomic weightof 22.98977.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group; occurs abundantly in natural compounds (especially in salt water); burns with a yellow flame and reacts violently in water; occurs in sea water and in the mineral halite (rock salt)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The commonly quoted RDI for sodium is 2300mg, 10 times (not double) the amount in a small McDs fries.
And over a third of that sodium is in the ketchup, and a third in the bun.
A diet high in sodium, fats, meat, and sugar and low in fiber, vegetable protein, and unrefined carbohydrates increases the risk for renal stone disease.
The products contain sodium fluoride, which is effective in preventing cavities but has not been shown to be effective in removing plaque or preventing gum disease, the FDA said.
As anyone with a semester of chemistry should realize, metallic sodium is a liquid at the boiling point of water, so that is behaves like water in that respect.
Many forms of baking powder contain sodium bicarbonate combined with cream of tartar.
Indiana University gastroenterologist Douglas Rex says he's been switching older patients to fluid bowel-cleansers that don't contain sodium phosphate since the first reports of kidney problems came out in 2005.
Second, it's what comes with (or fails to be included with) her "shortcuts" - even if I have a very heavy hand on the saltshaker, home-cooked food is lower in sodium than processed foods.
As for the nutrition facts … you get about 500 mg of sodium from the sumeshi, and then you get about 300 something mg of sodium from one jalapeño (I assumed there would be the equivalent of one jalapeño in each roll).
For example, Na for sodium comes from the Latin natrium, and Au for gold comes from the Latin aurum, which means shining dawn.