cerebral salt wasting syndrome(redirected from Cerebral salt-wasting syndrome)
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cerebral salt wasting syndrome,
Hyponatremia that develops in a critically ill patient who has suffered brain injury or infarction. The condition typically occurs in patients who are volume-depleted. High concentrations of sodium are found in the urine. Infusions of saline are therapeutic.
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