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salt

 [sawlt]
1. any compound of a base and an acid.
3. in the plural, a saline cathartic.
bile s's glycine or taurine conjugates of bile acids, which are formed in the liver and secreted in the bile. They are powerful detergents that break down fat globules, enabling them to be digested.
buffer salt a salt in the blood that is able to absorb slight excesses of acid or alkali with little or no change in the hydrogen ion concentration.
Epsom salt magnesium sulfate.
Glauber's salt sodium sulfate.
oral rehydration s's (ORS) a dry mixture of sodium chloride, potassium chloride, dextrose, and either sodium citrate or sodium bicarbonate; dissolved in water for use in oral rehydration therapy.
smelling s's aromatic ammonium carbonate, a stimulant and restorative.

salt

(sawlt),
1. A compound formed by the interaction of an acid and a base, the ionizable hydrogen atoms of the acid are replaced by the positive ion of the base.
2. Sodium chloride, the prototypical salt. Synonym(s): table salt
3. A saline cathartic, especially magnesium sulfate, sodium sulfate, or Rochelle salt; often denoted by the plural, salts.
Synonym(s): sal
[L. sal]

salt

(sôlt)
n.
1. A colorless or white crystalline solid, chiefly sodium chloride, used as a food seasoning and preservative.
2. A chemical compound replacing all or part of the hydrogen ions of an acid with metal ions or electropositive radicals.
3. salts Any of various mineral salts, such as magnesium sulfate, sodium sulfate, or potassium sodium tartrate, used as laxatives or cathartics.
4. salts Smelling salts.
5. salts Epsom salts.

SALT

Abbreviation for:
serum alanine aminotransferase
skin-associated lymphoid tissue
speech and language therapist 
speech and language therapy 
Swedish Aspirin Low-dose Trial

SALT

Oncology
1. Sequential aggressive local therapy.
2. Skin-associated lymphoid tissue. See MALT.

salt

(sal) (sawlt)
1. A compound formed by the interaction of an acid and a base, the ionizable hydrogen atoms of the acid being replaced by the positive ion of the base.
2. Sodium chloride, the prototypical salt.
3. A saline cathartic, especially magnesium sulfate, magnesium citrate, or sodium phosphate; often denoted by the plural, salts.
[L. sal]

salt

1. Any substance that dissociates in solution into ions of opposite charge.
2. Common salt, sodium chloride (NaCl).

salt

(sawlt)
1. Compound formed by interaction of an acid and a base, the ionizable hydrogen atoms of the acid are replaced by the positive ion of the base.
2. Sodium chloride.
[L. sal]

Patient discussion about salt

Q. What steps do you take when your physician says your sodium is low

A. Drugs That May Be Prescribed By Your Doctor for Hyponatremia(low sodium):

Sodium levels must be corrected carefully. If your blood test results indicate you have a very low sodium level, your healthcare provider will cautiously correct the levels, to a "safe level."

Intravenous (IV) fluids with a high-concentration of sodium, and/or diuretics to raise your blood sodium levels.

Loop Diuretics - also known as "water pills" as they work to raise blood sodium levels, by making you urinate out extra fluid. The fluid that is lost (called "free water") is usually replaced with an IV solution that contains a high level of sodium.

A common example of this type of medication is Furosemide (e.g Lasix). You may receive this medication alone or in combination with other medications.

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It was doubtful that fragile salt crystals could have survived under that condition.
These first experiments show the potentiality of this technique with relatively simple irregular objects: ellipsoidal rough salt crystals. Future studies should show whether it is possible to characterize the morphology of more complex irregular objects.
In the past, scientists have tried mechanically mixing conventional materials, like salt crystals, with other water-absorbing salts and polymers.
Here is my guide to the perfect baked potato: Once the oven is hot, wash your selected potato in cold water and, without drying, prick half a dozen times with a fork then roll in the sea salt crystals to give an even coating.
A SALT producer from Anglesey has hit the big time after developing giant salt crystals.
Its pure white salt crystals are just as nature intended with their irregular shape untouched by processing.
Without such a wash, the piece may crack as salt crystals within it expand after their exposure to air.
With Phil Lewis, head chef at The Cook School Scotland FOCACCIA For the dough: 450g organic "strong" flour 1 sachet fast-acting yeast or 1oz fresh yeast 1 tablespoon caster sugar Teaspoon table salt 350ml warm water (between 28c - 37C ideally) To flavour: Small bunch of thyme Drizzle of olive oil Sprinkle of sea salt crystals (not rock) At The Cook School we make fresh bread every day, and focaccia is a favourite.
The main points of this addition to the arsenal of advice we are bombarded with on how to cope with the stresses of modern life, are that car owners can keep calm by parking their vehicles facing away from their homes, sprinkling sea salt crystals on the carpets and tying a blue ribbon around the rear view mirror.
The dryer was previously used to process vacuum salt crystals, which are much smaller than the spherical, 2-3mm diameter particles in granular salt.
The bugs were discovered by an American team in salt crystals buried almost 2,000ft down in a radioactive waste dump in the desert of south-east New Mexico.