hyponatraemiamedical dictionary

<biochemistry> Abnormal decrease in blood sodium concentration.

Normal blood sodium should be 136 to 142 milliequivalents per litre. Hyponatraemia can occur secondary to inadequate salt intake, excessive sweating, vomiting or as a drug side effect.

Origin: Gr. Haima = blood

American spelling: hyponatremia

(11 Jan 1998)

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