hyponatremia

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hyponatremia

[‚hī·pə·nə′trē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
Subnormal or reduced blood sodium levels.
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Major finding: In patients with chronic hyponatremia, the adjusted odds ratio for developing osteoporosis was 3.
Acute on chronic hyponatremia in cirrhotic patients after binge drinking is another risk factor that can lead to rapid decompensation in the cirrhotic patient and a symptomatic or even fatal outcome.
Conversely, when chronic hyponatremia is treated too fast, the risk is osmotic demyelination (brain cells have adapted and are exposed to sudden changes in tonicity).
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