hyponatremia

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hyponatremia

[‚hī·pə·nə′trē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
Subnormal or reduced blood sodium levels.
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In addition to the administration of hypotonic parenteral solutions, such as D5W or 2/3 and 1/3, oral and enteral intake may be a source of electrolyte-free water that contributes to the development of acute hyponatremia (e.
Incidents of hospital-acquired acute hyponatremia in children leading to severe harm and death have been reported internationally associated with hypotonic solutions.
As critical care practitioners often respond to calls in other areas of a hospital, as part of rapid response teams, it is also important to be on the alert for, and consider the possibility of acute hyponatremia, and to take the opportunity to educate peers.
Prompt recognition and treatment of acute hyponatremia is vital to prevent brain herniation and death.
Acute hyponatremia related to intravenous fluid administration in hospitalized children: An observational study.
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