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imbalance

 [im-bal´ans]
1. dysequilibrium (def. 2).
2. lack of balance; especially lack of balance between muscles, as in insufficiency of ocular muscles.
autonomic imbalance defective coordination between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, especially with respect to vasomotor activities.
electrolyte imbalance serum concentrations of an electrolyte that are either higher or lower than normal; see discussion and table under electrolyte.
fluid volume imbalance abnormally decreased or increased fluid volume or rapid shift from one compartment of body fluid to another. See also deficient fluid volume and excess fluid volume.
risk for fluid volume imbalance a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for a decrease, increase, or rapid shift from one to the other of intravascular, interstitial, and/or intracellular fluid; this refers to body fluid loss, gain, or both. See also deficient fluid volume and excess fluid volume.
sympathetic imbalance vagotonia.
vasomotor imbalance autonomic imbalance.

im·bal·ance

(im-bal'ănts),
1. Lack of equality between opposing forces.
2. Lack of equality in some aspect of binocular vision (for example, muscle balance, image size, and/or image shape).
[L. in- neg. + bi-lanx (-lanc-), having two scales, fr. bis, twice, + lanx, dish, scale of a balance]

imbalance

/im·bal·ance/ (im-bal´ans)
1. lack of balance, such as between two opposing muscles or between electrolytes in the body.

autonomic imbalance  defective coordination between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, especially with respect to vasomotor activities.
sympathetic imbalance  vagotonia.
vasomotor imbalance  autonomic i.

imbalance

[imbal′əns]
Etymology: L, im, not, bilanx, having two scales
1 a lack of balance between opposing muscle groups, such as in the imbalance of extraocular muscles leading to strabismus.
2 an abnormal balance of fluid and electrolytes in the body tissues.
3 the unequal distribution of subjects in a population group, such as the only girl in a large family of boys.
4 a lack of balance in a person with mental abilities that are remarkable in one area but deficient in others, as in an idiot savant.

imbalance

A loss of equilibrium or homeostasis. See Chemical imbalance.

im·bal·ance

(im-bal'ăns)
1. Lack of equality between opposing forces.
2. Lack of equality in some aspect of binocular vision, such as muscle balance or image size.
[L. in- neg. + bi-lanx (-lanc-), having two scales, fr. bis, twice, + lanx, dish, scale of a balance]

imbalance (im·balˑ·ns),

n 1. excess supply of one characteristic or energy in unhealthy proportion.
2. unsteadiness, state of being near falling over.

imbalance

lack of balance; especially lack of balance between muscles, as in insufficiency of ocular muscles.

autonomic imbalance
defective coordination between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, especially with respect to vasomotor activities.
sympathetic imbalance
vagotonia.
vasomotor imbalance
autonomic imbalance.

Patient discussion about imbalance

Q. Can women think strange when pregnant? Is it due to hormonal imbalance? Please help me; I’m 21 and this is my first pregnancy. I am in the first trimester. Yet I don’t feel morning sickness but feel tired throughout the day. Can women think strange when pregnant? Is it due to hormonal imbalance?

A. First, congratulations for your first pregnancy, Elizabeth..

You need not to worry about you're not being nausea during this first trimester. Although morning sickness is a common symptoms of first trimester pregnancy, it doesn't always happened to every pregnant moms. So all you need to do is stay healthy always, by consuming healthy foods, and if you're a working woman, you need to limit your daily works, because first trimester is quite crucial. First trimester is a phase when your fetus is developing its organ, and the attachment to its mother's uterus is becoming strong.

In second trimester, usually there will be less problems, the nausea feeling will often fade away by itself. One other important thing is to get yourself checked to your Ob-GYN doctor (antenatal care), to make sure your pregnancy is okay, and to monitor your baby's development.

In case you're thinking strange, I don't think it is a significant problem. Maybe it's just because this is your very first expe

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