hyponatremia

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hy·po·na·tre·mi·a

 (hī′pō-nə-trē′mē-ə)
n.
An abnormally low plasma concentration of sodium ions.

[hypo- + New Latin natrium, sodium; see hypernatremia + -emia.]
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Noun1.hyponatremia - abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
hypernatremia - excessive amounts of sodium in the blood; possibly indicating diabetes insipidus
Translations
hyponatrémie

hy·po·na·tre·mi·a

n. hiponatremia, deficiencia en el contenido de sodio en la sangre.

hyponatremia

n hiponatremia
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According to the Merck Manual, (25) clinical manifestations are primarily in the neurological system (because of an osmotic shift of water into brain cells causing edema while the skull sets an upper limit on the amount of allowable swelling, unlike the skin of an extremity; therefore, the brain is the organ most sensitive to changes in sodium), especially in acute hyponatremia, and include headache, confusion, and stupor, seizures, and coma.
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In addition, the rapid correction of acute hyponatremia can induce central potine myelinolysis, which emphasizes the importance of preventing hyponatremia (Hassan, Kruer, & Fuhrman, 2007).

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