water intoxication


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water intoxication

n
1. (Pathology) a nontechnical name for hyponatraemia
2. (Medicine) a nontechnical name for hyponatraemia
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wa·ter in·tox·i·ca·tion

n. intoxicación acuosa, retención excesiva de agua.
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He was transferred to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children after suffering fits due to "water intoxication".
Hyponatremia, also known as water intoxication, is diagnosed in patients with less than 135 millimoles of sodium per liter of plasma (mEq/L).
"So often the people who drink a great deal of coffee and diet soda aren't eating enough food, so that they're using fluids as a substitute because they are low on fuel." Water intoxication can become a form of eating disorder.
WHILE trying to win a Nintendo Wii in a local radio station competition in 2007, Jennifer Strange, 28, from Sacramento, California, died of water intoxication.
I scour the internet and find that too much water can indeed cause water intoxication (when excess water causes cell tissue to swell; the same effect as if you were drowning in a pool of fresh water) and hyponatremia (caused by the dilution of sodium in the body).
Also hysteroscopy requires uterine distention with hypotonic solutions, posing risk of extravasation leading to edema, electrolyte imbalances, and water intoxication.
Matthew Davies, 32, drank litres of water every day and was unaware he was flushing away essential salts in his body.The hearing was told he died from the rare condition of water intoxication.
Daily Record columnist Dr Sarah Brewer said water intoxication may be linked to a psychiatric condition.
JENNIFER STRANGE Water-drinking contest WHILE trying to win a Nintendo Wii in a local radio station competition in 2007, Jennifer Strange, 28, from Sacramento, California, died of water intoxication.
Excessive water intake can result in water intoxication, which occurs when too much water is retained in the brain.
Tests showed he had suffered water intoxication and brain damage.