essential hypernatremia

essential hypernatremia

A disease complex characterized by ↑ secretion of ADH in response to volume contraction, but lack of response of ADH to hyperosmolarity; EH may occur in sodium retention, and in burn victims with central pontine myelinolysis, see there. Cf SIADH.
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