electrolyte imbalance


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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.

electrolyte imbalance

the serum concentrations of an electrolyte that are either higher or lower than normal. See also electrolyte.

electrolyte imbalance

Critical care A general term for a derangement of major electrolytes–Na+, K+, chloride; thus defined, EI is common; in practice, EIs are only of interest if they cause clinical disease

e·lec·tro·lyte im·bal·ance

(ē-lektrō-līt im-baĺăns)
Physiologic disorder in which there are fewer or more than normal levels of serum electrolytes.
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Management of children with established acute kidney injury is challenging and its conservative management goals include correction of fluid, acid-base and electrolyte imbalance, control of hypertension, treatment of infection if present, the treatment of underlying cause and avoiding further renal injury like use of nephrotoxic drugs.
Electrolyte imbalances, particularly, hyponatremia and hypocalcaemia can lower the seizure threshold.
An exclusive, unmodified goat's milk diet can cause significant morbidity and even mortality in infants, including electrolyte imbalances, metabolic acidosis and folate deficiency, US paediatricians have warned.
This suggests that besides electrolyte imbalance, loss of muscle mass might be a causative factor in the prolongation of Pwd similar to the prolongation of QTc and QTcd.
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The specialist added that the remaining girl had previously developed electrolyte imbalance, but that was restored following the swift intervention of medical staff.
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Treatment of primary nocturnal enuresis with desmopressin tablets should be interrupted during vigorous exercise; any acute illness that can result in fluid and/or an electrolyte imbalance, such as fever, recurrent vomiting, or diarrhea; or other conditions that can result in increased intake of water.

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