hypernatremia

[hahy-per-nuh-tree-mee-uh]
Also hy·per·nat·ro·ne·mi·a [hahy-per-na-truh-nee-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pərˌnæ trəˈni mi ə/.

Origin of hypernatremia

First recorded in 1930–35; hyper- + natr(ium) + -emia
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Examples from the Web for hypernatremia

Contemporary Examples of hypernatremia

  • The ill effects of hypernatremia are primarily caused by cell shrinkage and damage in the brain.

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    When Table Salt Becomes Poison

    Russell Saunders

    June 20, 2014

  • Salt (or, more specifically, sodium) excess goes by the medical term “hypernatremia.”

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    When Table Salt Becomes Poison

    Russell Saunders

    June 20, 2014


hypernatremia in Medicine

hypernatremia

[hī′pər-nə-trēmē-ə]
n.
  1. An abnormally high plasma concentration of sodium ions.
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