hypernatraemiamedical dictionary

<biochemistry> Abnormal elevation of blood sodium concentration. Normal blood sodium should be 136 to 142 milliequivalents per litre. Excessively high blood sodium (155+meq/l) can manifest as a decreased level of consciousness or a change in mentation.

Origin: Gr. Haima = blood

American spelling: hypernatremia

(11 Jan 1998)