Noreen Rossi

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Diseases of Water Balance: Hypernatremia

Does this patient have hypernatremia? Definition Hypernatremia indicates hypertonicity leading to a decrease in cell volume. Plasma Na+ concentration is regulated within 1-2% of normal values (140 ± 3 meq/L). The clinical manifestations are largely a consequence of the shrinkage of brain cells and attendant neurologic signs and symptoms. Hypernatremia may result from lack of…

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