Definition of Hypernatremia

1. Noun. Excessive amounts of sodium in the blood; possibly indicating diabetes insipidus.

Generic synonyms: Symptom
Antonyms: Hyponatremia



Definition of Hypernatremia

1. Noun. (medicine) An abnormally high concentration of sodium (or salt) in blood plasma. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypernatremia

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hypernatremia (current term)
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Literary usage of Hypernatremia

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1. Mineral Tolerance of Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"Beyond erne- sis, life-threatening hypernatremia (high blood sodium) can develop in animals given this bolus dose of salt, especially if water is not ..."

2. Diarrhea and Malnutrition: Interactions, Mechanisms, and Interventions by Lincoln C. Chen, Nevin S. Scrimshaw (1983)
"... hypernatremia may be the result of a number of reports of its occurrence in the 1950s when children in the United States were given concentrated cow's ..."

3. Out of the Depths by David Harrell (2005)
"Haynes knew the boys were shorting out on salt, succumbing to what in medical terms is known as hypernatremia. He watched some of them foam at the nose; ..."

4. Management & Therapy of Sickle Cell Disease edited by Clarice D. Reid, Samuel Charace, Bertram Lubin (1997)
"Minor hyponatremia (130- 140 meq/L) can be tolerated but care should be taken to avoid hypernatremia (see Chapter 21, Surgery and Anesthesia). ..."

5. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"... appear to directly influence the kidney's handling of sodium and other electrolytes, potentially resulting in hypernatremia. ..."

6. Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States (1994)
"Lien, Y.; Shapiro, J.; and Chan, L. Effects of hypernatremia on organic brain osmoles. JClin Invest 85:1427-1435, 1990. Lim, KO; Rosenbloom, MJ; Faustman, ..."

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