hypo-osmolality

hypo-osmolality

 [hi″po-oz″mo-lal´……ĭ-te]
a decrease in the osmolality of the body fluids; body fluid volume increases and solute volumes usually decrease. Symptoms are those of hyponatremia such as cerebral edema with disorientation, focal neurologic deficits, and seizures.

hypo-osmolality

a decrease in the osmolality of the body fluids.
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5 mEq/L; hyperosmolality, osmolality > 295 mOsm/kg; normoosmolality, 285 mOsm/kg [less than or equal to] osmolality [less than or equal to] 295 mOsm/kg; and hypo-osmolality, osmolality < 285 mOsm/kg.
These neurotoxic effects result from an influx of water into brain cells in response to the acute onset of hypo-osmolality.
Although it is classically associated with hyponatraemia, it can also cause hyperglycinaemia, hyperammonaemia or simply hypo-osmolality, depending on the irrigation fluid being used.