an abnormally high concentration of sodium in the blood.
- Also hy·per·nat·ro·ne·mi·a [hahy-per-na-truh-nee-mee-uh]. /ˌhaɪ pərˌnæ trəˈni mi ə/.
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How to use hypernatremia in a sentence
The ill effects of hypernatremia are primarily caused by cell shrinkage and damage in the brain.
Salt (or, more specifically, sodium) excess goes by the medical term “hypernatremia.”
Brain damage to the centers responsible for this can also cause hypernatremia.