hypernatremic

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Etymology[edit]

From hypernatremia +‎ -ic.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌhaɪ.pə.nəˈtɹiː.mɪk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌhaɪ.pɚ.nəˈtɹi.mɪk/

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hypernatremic (comparative more hypernatremic, superlative most hypernatremic)

  1. (medicine) Having an abnormally high concentration of sodium (or salt) in blood plasma.
    • 1991, Stephen Brennan & J. Carlos Ayus, "Treatment of Hypoosmolar and Hyperosmolar States", chapter 1 in Wadi N. Suki & Shaul G. Massry (eds.), Therapy of Renal Diseases and Related Disorders‎, page 11
      Although nearly half the hypernatremic patients had a febrile illness, other associated conditions assume more prominence than in infants.
    • 2008, Robert W. Schrier, Manual of Nephrology: Diagnosis and Therapy‎, page 35
      In all hypernatremic patients who primarily have water losses without electrolyte losses, the urine sodium excretion concentration merely reflects sodium intake.

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