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salt poisoning

Poisoning caused by excessive intake of table salt (sodium chloride), which usually occurs in hospitalized patients treated with concentrated sodium solutions. It typically results in acute hypernatremia.
See also: poisoning
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The reply: ``Several expert witnesses in this case havemadean estimate on this, many based on the method recommended by Meadow in his well-known paper on non-accidental salt poisoning.''
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The senior clinical biochemist spent two months examining the girl's medical records and eventually concluded that the cause of her high sodium levels was salt poisoning.
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John Hemming, the Lib-Dem MP for Birmingham Yardley, has tabled a Commons motion raising concerns about using medical expert witnesses in court cases such as the Marianne Williams salt poisoning case.
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