|low sodium syndrome||medical dictionary|
A syndrome resulting from salt restriction and use of diuretics in treatment of congestive heart failure and hypertension, characterised by weakness, drowsiness, muscle cramps, and a reduction in glomerular filtration with consequent nitrogen retention, renal failure, and sometimes death; occurs also in cirrhosis of the liver with ascites and in adrenal insufficiency.
Synonyms: salt depletion syndrome.
(05 Mar 2000)
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