hyponatremia

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hyponatremia

[‚hī·pə·nə′trē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
Subnormal or reduced blood sodium levels.
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The sheath provides an enhanced `margin of safety' for the patient, allowing the physician to complete the resection of uterine tissue, without the fear of the significant complications associated with dilutional hyponatremia," he added.
This further implicates inappropriate AVP secretion as an exacerbating factor in the development of dilutional hyponatremia during prolonged physical activity.
It can also occur because of a disproportionate gain of electrolyte-free water in the vascular compartment, also known as dilutional hyponatremia or water intoxication.
Dilutional hyponatremia, which includes euvolemic and hypervolemic hyponatremia, is the most common form of the condition, and occurs when retained water dilutes serum sodium content.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Satavaptan and conivaptan appear to be effective in the treatment of dilutional hyponatremia, a frequent consequence of heart failure and of renal failure.