hyperosmotic

(redirected from hyperosmotic state)

hy·per·os·mot·ic

(hī'pĕr-oz-mot'ik),
1. Having an osmolality greater than another fluid, ordinarily assumed to be plasma or extracellular fluid.
2. Relating to increased osmosis.

hyperosmotic

(hī′pər-ŏz-mŏt′ĭk)
adj.
Relating to or characterized by increased osmosis.

hyperosmotic

[-osmot′ik]
pertaining to a solution that has a higher solute concentration than another solution. Compare hypoosmotic, isosmotic.

hy·per·os·mot·ic

(hī'pĕr-oz-mot'ik)
1. Having an osmolality greater than that of another fluid, ordinarily assumed to be plasma or extracellular fluid.
2. Relating to increased osmosis.

hyperosmotic

Of a fluid having a concentration of solutes great than that of the normal extracellular fluid.

Hyperosmotic

Hypertonic, containing a higher concentration of salts or other dissolved materials than normal tissues.
Mentioned in: Laxatives

hyperosmotic

pertaining to hyperosmolarity.

hyperosmotic state
condition caused by the accumulation in the body of significant quantities of osmotically active solutes, e.g. hypernatremia, hyperglycemia. See also hyperosmolality.
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During dehydration, blood volume decreases to a greater extent than serum sodium levels, thereby creating hyperosmotic state and decreasing sweat rates despite increases in core temperature (Sawka et al.
A patient of diabetes mellitus may present with a range of symptoms characterized by polyphagia, polyuria, polydipsia, weight loss and blurring of vision to more serious conditions like stupor, coma and even death caused by ketoacidosis or non-ketotic hyperosmotic states.

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