salt wasting


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wasting

 [wāst´ing]
1. the gradual deterioration of an individual, usually with loss of strength and muscle mass; it may be accompanied by loss of appetite, which makes it worse.
2. excessive depletion.
wasting disease any disease marked especially by progressive emaciation and weakness.
salt wasting inappropriate sodium excretion in the urine (natriuresis) with hyponatremia and hyperkalemia; see also salt-losing crisis (syndrome).

salt wast·ing

inappropriately large renal excretion of salt despite the apparent need of the body to retain it.

salt wasting

inappropriate sodium excretion in the urine (natriuresis) with hyponatremia and hyperkalemia. See also salt-losing nephritis.

salt wast·ing

(sawlt wāst'ing)
Inappropriately large renal excretion of salt despite the apparent need of the body to retain it.
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A salt wasting syndrome associated with cerebral disease.
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It is the most severe form, because the salt wasting occurs in numerous mineralocorticoid-sensitive tissues, including the lungs, kidneys, colon, and sweat and salivary glands.
Salt wasting is restricted to the kidneys, and the mutation lies in the gene encoding the mineralocorticoid receptor (9, 10).
Our patient presented in second week with life threatening salt wasting crisis and no evidence of salt wasting from other target organs or recurrent respiratory infections.
Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 should be considered in the differential diagnosis of an infant who presents with salt wasting crisis, refractory to mineralocorticoid replacement therapy.
Fifty-eight patients suffered from the salt wasting form; 27 suffered from the simple virilizing form; and 6 suffered from the nonclassical form.